This image is the official promotional artwork for Super Bowl LV.  According to NFL’s official website, NFL Enterprises LLC. explains that “the rights for the NFL symbol belongs to the National Football League, NFL Enterprises LLC, and both teams belong to their respective teams” (8).  This image is on NFL’s official Facebook page under the section, “Photos”.

Super Bowl is Suppose to Be the Best Game of the Season

Ah the Super Bowl. A day where many people get together, watch two sport teams, and possibly get drunk.  Much like other major league sports, there’s one final game.  Whether it be the World Series, World Cup, or other final games.  For professional Football, there’s one game that many fans look forward to.  This game is none other than Super Bowl.  A game where the best plays are made, and moments happen that live down in history.  Many audiences talk about previous Super Bowl plays for years to come.  This year was something surprising. Against all odds, the Buccaneers made their way to the Super Bowl. As many football fans thought that the Green Bay Packers were going to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case.

At first glance, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs looks like it could be an interesting game.  Especially since Tom Brady moved to the Buccaneers. While this game looks interesting, Super Bowl LV quickly became one of the lowest view games in years. How did this happen? Typically, Super Bowl games have a lot of views. So, why was 2021’s Super Bowl so bad? Let’s find out together.  In this news article, we’re analyzing how and why Super Bowl LV gain the lowest rating in years as appose to previous Super Bowl games.

Let’s Be Upfront, Super Bowl LV Wasn’t a Good Game

Firstly, let’s take a look at the game itself. Honestly, Super Bowl LV wasn’t a good game at all.  At first, this game looks like it might be fun with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Personally, I would have love to see the Green Bay Packers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Anyways, the game was set to be an interesting one. As this year, the Buccaneers receive former New England Patriot quarterback, Tom Brady.  At first, the game seems like a good one.  Both teams were trying to advance as well as defend the ball.  However, things began to change in the second quarter. As the score distance between the Buccaneers and the Chiefs shift to the Buccaneer’s favor.  By the end of the third quarter, the game was all over. There wasn’t any way for the Chiefs to recover.

As a result of this one-sided game, ratings began to plummet.   According to CNBC’s website under the article, “Super Bowl posts worst viewer ratings since 2007” sports journalist Jabari Young states “viewers began to trickle out as the game progress and the score gap got worse” (4).  Essentially, fans were seeing that there was no way for the Chiefs to recover and stop watching the game. If a viewer turns the channel, then that counts as a

In addition to the Game, The Coronavirus Pandemic Was Another Contribution to the Ratings at Super Bowl LV

While the game wasn’t good, the pandemic was also a contributor to the lower rates.  According to the Los Angeles Times’s official website under the article, “2021 Super Bowl draws 96.4 million TV and streaming viewers, lowest since 2007”, Staff Writer Stephen Battaglio explains that “the COVID-19 pandemic discourages audiences from having viewing parties” (4).  Typically, people have large viewing parties for Super Bowl.  However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, most Super Bowl parties didn’t happen. Especially since the new more contagious strain of the coronavirus has been pegging the United States.  Now, this doesn’t mean that Super Bowl parties didn’t happen.  As I’m fully aware that some undoubtedly did.  However, this year, Super Bowl parties weren’t in large numbers.  As a result, views were lower than usual for a Super Bowl game.

With the inclusion of a mediocre game with not many Super Bowl parties, it’s no surprise why the view count was so low this year.

Hopefully, Next Year’s Super Bowl Will Be More Enjoyable than 2021

In this news article, we discuss how and why Super Bowl LV’s views were so low. Firstly, we took a look at the game itself.  To be honest, this Super Bowl was a horrible game.  The Buccaneers completely destroy the Chiefs.  So badly to the point that this Super Bowl wasn’t even good to watch.  Which is exactly what happened with the viewers.  Views slowly made their way down as a result.  The game isn’t the only reason why views were low this year. In fact, the coronavirus pandemic plays a roll as well.  As officials push for Super Bowl parties to not happen. While some parties did happen, most didn’t even watch the Super Bowl. As a result, views didn’t get very high. Hopefully, next year will be a different situation.

As the vaccine is becoming more available, more people can become available to meet up again.  Also, hopefully, the Chiefs will learn from the mistakes that they’ve made from this year. In fact, I hope that other teams will watch how both the Buccaneers and Chiefs played. As each team will learn from the strengths and weaknesses.  All in all, hopefully next year’s Super Bowl will have better views and be a better game to watch.

Let’s Discuss This Unique Event

Thank you so much for reading this news article. Now, we want to hear from you guys.  What did you guys think about Super Bowl LV? Are you excited that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won? Is there any other teams that you wish would have made it to Super Bowl LV? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Work Cited

Battaglio, Stephen. “2021 Super Bowl Draws 96.4 Million TV and Streaming Viewers, Lowest since 2007.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2021.

NFL Enterprises LLC. “Official Site of the National Football League.” NFL.com.

Young, Jabari. “Super Bowl Posts Worst Viewer Ratings since 2007.” CNBC, CNBC, 11 Feb. 2021.