One of the questions folks asked most when I talked about the Superbowl ratings decline yesterday was...wish I had a breakdown from Saints territory. Well, here it is:
Figures from Nielson that tracks television viewership across the nation says its rating system showed that literally half as many people in the New Orleans area watched Sunday's Super Bowl compared to last year. Saints fans had vowed not to watch the big game after refs failed to call pass interference against the Rams in the NFC Championship game costing the Saints a trip to Atlanta. So, Black-and-Gold supporters took to the streets Sunday to march and party in what was called a Boycott Bowl to honor their team. The Patriots' win over the Rams had the smallest viewing audience in a decade of Super Bowls.
We got into that on this mornings "Gulf Coast Mornings with Kelly Bennett and Uncle Henry":
Overall the ratings for WB 53 were the lowest in a decade. Of course, they were other factors. Uncle Henry thinks "Patriots Fatigue" could have contributed to the drop, and then there are those who stopped watching NFL games due to the "take the knee" controversy.