Super Bowl Nets 103 Million Viewers, Down 7 Percent from 2017


Admittedly, we knew This Is Us was going to put up big numbers last night as there's no better lead-in than the Super Bowl, and the episode promised to answer all of the lingering questions about Jack's death.

The Sunday night championship, in which the Philadelphia Eagles toppled the New England Patriots 41-33, attracted an overnight rating of 47.4 on NBC, according to preliminary data from the network, down about 3 percent from a year ago. Fans ripped out a number of seats after the final Vikings game at the Metrodome in 2013.

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The last Super Bowl follow-up to top This Is Us came in 2012, when The Voice grabbed a 20.0 rating.

Football fans react as they watch Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at the city's oldest tavern, McGillin's Olde Ale House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. February 4, 2018.

Rob Gronkowski loses 'weapons, safes' in Tremendous Bowl break
Monday night after receiving a call reporting the break-in, shortly after the team's return from Minnesota. Rob Gronkowski was about his future following the Patriots' loss in the Super Bowl to the Eagles .

This year's game was close throughout, with Eagles quarterback Nick Foles leading his team to its first Super Bowl victory and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady heaving a last-second pass that fell incomplete. That made the game the most live-streamed Super Bowl ever.

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

Stock Market Is Set to Plunge Again At Open
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 2.50 per cent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.72 per cent. World stock markets nose-dived again on Tuesday amid concerns about a bond market sell-off and rising inflation.

One of the most exciting Super Bowls in league history actually saw a television ratings drop. "No game action or commercial time were missed", an NBC spokesperson said in a statement.

Nearly all the Western New York audience stayed Sunday for Justin Timberlake's halftime performance.

Poland's President Signs Holocaust Bill, Prompting Sharp Rebuke From US, Israel
The Polish bill also foresees fines or jail time for anyone who blames the Polish state and Poles for the Nazis' WWII crimes. On February 5, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said he would travel to Poland to discuss the bill.