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Super Bowl LV ratings lowest since 2007

Super Bowl LV
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Darrel Williams #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Carlton Davis #24 and Antoine Winfield Jr. #31 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

After being dubbed Goat vs Baby Goat, with Tom Brady facing off against Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowl LV was the lowest rated Super Bowl since 2007.

That year fans saw Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defeat Rex Grossman and the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. 93.2 million people tuned in for that matchup.

According to numbers released by CBS, 96.4 million people watched the game this year, a 5.5% decline from the amount who watched the Chiefs defeat the 49ers last year in Super Bowl LIV.

The lower ratings, however, don’t tell the entire story. This year’s game was the most live-streamed NFL game ever, averaging 5.7 Million viewers per minute. That’s up 65 percent from last year, CBS said.

The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched event in the U.S. and is expected to hold that title this year.  The NFL saw their total ratings decline around 7 percent this season compared to 2019.

The Buccaneers blew out the Chiefs 31-9 with Tom Brady claiming his seventh Super Bowl title.