The Super Bowl ratings are in. It’s good news and bad news.
The bad news is that the numbers are way down, historically low, and so sound the alarms.
The good news is that they started at 91 million, dropped to 83 million by the end of the game. This means 83 million people were doing the same thing at the same time. I mean, really, with cable, the Kapernick problem, Netflix, and so on, that number still sounds pretty good. That 8 times the number of people who usually watch CBS at that hour.
But the bad news is that around 150 million watched in 2018. Sixty million people had other things to do last night.
Following the Super Bowl, James Corden’s “The World’s Best” scored 26 million viewers. That’s also pretty impressive but most of those people may have just frozen in front of their TVs, driven into a coma, or just snoozed soundly.