Despite a nationwide COVID crackdown the viewing public mostly skipped the Super Bowl.
Turns out that streaming movies or playing video games proved more fun than witnessing anti-climactic Super Bowl hype and a game that started with a poetry reading.
These are the worst ratings for the NFL since 2007 despite a notable increase in online streaming viewers over last year.
For Chiefs fans, the bright side is that fewer people will remember the embarrassing beating, meanwhile viewership for the corporate event seems to be trending downward overall despite a recent rebranding and NFL move to reach out to more diverse and younger audiences.
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The delay is over. The numbers are in, and the National Football League's biggest game of the year failed to top 100 million viewers. Super Bowl LV attracted 96.4 million viewers for ViacomCBS on Sunday, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9.