Super Bowl TV ratings hit 10-year low for Patriots win

Sherman Parsons
February 5, 2019

The New England Patriots will celebrate their sixth championship Tuesday morning with a duck boat parade through the streets of Boston.

The Los Angeles Rams would have taken a third-quarter lead in Super Bowl LIII if New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty didn't race into the end zone and break up a near-touchdown reception by Brandin Cooks. (Steven Senne/AP) Some fans couldn't help but embrace each other after the record-breaking victory.

Brady, of course, has been the quarterback for all six of those championships and has been to an incredible nine Super Bowls.

Belichick tied George Halas and Curly Lambeau as the only head coaches to win six championships in National Football League history.

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If you're planning on the Patriots to play on Thursday in Week 1 like most defending Super Bowl champs in recent years, don't count on it.

But the overall big news might be the ratings: Super Bowl 53 averaged a 44.9 rating in metered market households, early numbers show.

The Rams' Johnny Hekker's 65-yard punt was also longest in Super Bowl history.

"Y'all better score more then 3 points in that new stadium", Thomas tweeted, with Ginn Jr. adding, "Don't cry now LA". Rams coach Sean McVay, a 33-year-old prodigy, was schooled by Bill Belichick, a grandpa twice his age.

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