Super Bowl LIII draws lowest overnight ratings in a decade

Sergio Cunningham
February 5, 2019

That's the lowest overnight rating for a Super Bowl ever recorded in New Orleans, per Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune. To many more, it was a snooze, a game featuring two of the four highest-scoring teams of the season managing only one touchdown combined.

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, but the city of New Orleans may have won the night with a Saint-less front page reaction to Super Bowl LIII.

The Rams' 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots on sports' biggest stage seemed to help.

New Orleans Saints fans have taken to the streets in protest of the Saints missing out on the Super Bowl due to a botched pass interference call in the NFC Championship game.

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Last year, the Super Bowl pulled in a 53 household rating, meaning approximately 50 percent more households tuned into the big game last year. The full-page layout features a lot of white around the words "Super Bowl?".

New Orleans was not the only city to give the cold shoulder to the Rams.

Again, it's hard to knock Saints fans, as everyone knows Sunday's game should've been played between Tom Brady and the Patriots and Drew Brees and the Saints.

"Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?" the front-page headline read followed by the sports lead, "What do the Rams and the Saints have in common?"

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