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This year's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams was one of the most boring in recent memory and received one of the lowest TV ratings in years.
What were the ratings for the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl had it's lowest ratings since 2009, and the lowest ratings EVER in New Orleans. It seems the boycott was heard.— AllSaintsConsidered.com (@AllSaintsBlog) February 4, 2019
What were the ratings for the Super Bowl in New Orleans?
More specifically, the Super Bowl received a 26.1 TV rating in New Orleans, which is the lowest in the city's history.
#NOLA has spoken.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) February 4, 2019
Super Bowl LIII earned a 26.1 rating in New Orleans, the lowest of of any market and the lowest ever in New Orleans.
It's not exactly hard to figure out why the people of New Orleans didn't tune into the Super Bowl this year. Most Saints' fans feel the infamous non-call on Rams' cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman prevented them from making the Super Bowl. Had the correct call been made, we likely would've been treated to a legendary duel between Tom Brady and Drew Brees.
Instead, we got a boring Super Bowl and yet another victory for Tom Brady and the Patriots.
But you have to feel for the Saints' fans that did tune in. Watching a 13-3 defensive showdown was like rubbing salt in the wound. It's hard to fathom the Patriots' defense could've held Drew Brees to just three points.
At least Saints' fans didn't miss much by not watching. This was one of the worst Super Bowls in recent memory, and the protest party Saints' fans held looked better than your typical Super Bowl party.
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