Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Super Bowl scores fewest TV viewers since 2009


"We expected about 50,000 people to come by and we definitely ran out of product every single day-we had a lot of people, a lot of happy faces".

The Patriots' historic comeback over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI a year ago - rallying from down 28-3 late in the third quarter for a 34-28 overtime victory - carried a average televised audience of 111.3 million on FOX.

- Sunday was a insane night at U.S. Bank Stadium, and Eagles fans nearly left Minneapolis in tact - nearly.

"We're calling attention to the many ways the Super Bowl negatively impacts communities of color", said Miski Noor of Black Visions Collective, the Minneapolis chapter of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the ceremony, along with members of the Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee, including Executive Director Carl Adkins and Chief Operating Officer Brett Daniels, as well as President of the Atlanta Sports Council and Super Bowl LIII Host Committee Board of Directors Dan Corso.

Early numbers mark the weepy NBC drama as the most-watched post-Super Bowl entertainment telecast in six years - and that's despite the big game delivering its lowest rating in eight years.

Advertisers including Anheuser Busch InBev, Amazon.com Inc and Toyota Motor Corp spent more than $5 million on average for each 30-second commercial spot during Sunday's game.

Today's action concludes a week of counter actions against Super Bowl LII that included a banner drop at National Football League press conference opening night, a rent strike action featuring several local community members, a unity people's party for Black joy, and a protest calling for DACA renewal. Commercials took up more than 49 minutes, or 22 percent, of the game, Kantar said.

It was the lowest viewership of a Super Bowl since an average of 98.7 million people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl 43.

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