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Super Bowl LII Tackles 103.4 Million Total Viewers on NBC, Down 7 Percent From Last Year

Big game sheds nearly 8 million viewers from Fox’s 2017 overtime classic

NBC’s Super Bowl LII was gang-tackled by 103.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.

That’s down 7 percent from 2017’s big game, though the number is good enough to make LII the No. 10 most-watched TV show in U.S. history. Its Nielsen viewership peaked at 112.3 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET, which was during the fourth quarter.

With streaming and additional platforms counted, the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Vince Lombardi Trophy win hauled in 106 million overall audience members. Not surprisingly, it was the most-streamed Super Bowl ever.

A few million more eyeballs will be tallied when out-of-home viewers are added in on Thursday.

Last year’s Patriots comeback win on Fox earned 111.317 million total viewers and a 37.1 rating among adults 18-49. In 2015, NBC posted an all-time-high 114.442 million total viewers with a 39.1 key demo rating.

As we reported earlier today, the Philadelphia Eagles’ landmark victory over the New England Patriots scored a 47.4 overnight rating/70 share in the 56 metered markets. That was down 2.8 percent from the prior year’s 48.8.

It is important to remember here that this season’s overall NFL ratings were down quite a bit year over year.

Read all about last night’s on-field action here.