Tremendous Bowl 2021 will go down in historical past for just a few issues, together with being the most-streamed NFL sport ever, but it surely had the bottom numbers in over a decade by way of viewership. CBS Sports activities studies that this 12 months’s NFL championship drew in a complete viewers of 96.5 million viewers, with streaming specifically up by 65 p.c in comparison with final 12 months.
But, regardless of a world pandemic and a ton of the way to stream the sport, the numbers have been nonetheless low. As noted by The Wrap, final 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl drew 102 million viewers, which means that this 12 months’s marquee matchup was down by 5 p.c in comparison with final 12 months. In comparison with different current Tremendous Bowls, viewership was the bottom since Tremendous Bowl 2007, which had slightly over 93 million individuals tuning in to look at the massive sport.
This 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl was additionally confronted with a number of technical points; most notably, CBS All Entry subscribers attempting to look at the sport experienced technical issues. A decrease viewer turnout could have contributed to the matchup itself, because it was a very giant blowout with the sport’s final result fairly clear earlier than the beginning of the fourth quarter.