The Last 3 Shows to Get the Post-Super Bowl Timeslot Ended Up with a Decline in Viewership

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

The last 3 shows to get the post-Super Bowl timeslot ended up with a decline in viewership

The last three shows to air after the Super Bowl — The Blacklist, New Girl and Elementary — all got a huge ratings bump after the big game, but those viewers didn’t stick around as all three suffered slight but respective declines of 5%, 7% and 2%. In fact, only three post-Super Bowl shows have had a double-digit increase in viewership over the past 10 years (Grey’s Anatomy, The Office and Criminal Minds). PLUS: 10 TV shows you probably forgot aired after the Super Bowl.


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