Will the Super Bowl Ratings Drop Even More This Season?

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

Super Bowl LII ratings were down three percent from Super Bowl LI. With the way the Los Angeles Rams won the game in overtime on Sunday evening against the New Orleans Saints and with the New England Patriots heading to their third consecutive Super Bowl, is it possible Super Bowl LIII ratings will plummet even further this season?

I told someone after the games were over that I think the ratings will take a massive hit for this Super Bowl this season. A lot of people think the Los Angeles Rams shouldn't even be in the Super Bowl and they are not wrong. A lot of people are also sick and tired of the New England Patriots.

The NFL can't afford this game to be a blowout. If it is a blowout by halftime, a lot of people will probably just turn this game off. A lot of people are waiting for the XFL to begin in 2020.

There is a hidden factor why the NFL ratings for the Super Bowl will not go down, but it could drastically go up this season. That factor is color commentator Tony Romo on CBS. The game will be called by Jim Nantz and Tony Romo and a lot of people have been impressed by him calling the plays before they even happen.

If the game was on FOX or NBC this season, the ratings would for sure plummet. Instead, the presence of Tony Romo on TV will glue people to the TV. I thought he was absolutely tremendous calling the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs.

American Singer Harry Connick Jr. penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he will not be watching the Super Bowl after what happened in the Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints game yesterday. Who can honestly blame him? A lot of people will probably follow suit and not watch the Super Bowl because the NFL officiating is flawed big time.

If the ratings drop and they could very well, it will not be because of the CBS broadcast. It will be because of how sick and tired people are of how bad the NFL product has become.