Super Bowl LII Overnight Ratings Are In: How Do the Early Numbers Look for NBC?

Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots
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Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores an 11-yard fourth quarter touchdown past Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl win featured lots of offense, and the overnight TV ratings show it was a hit with viewers, too.

The Eagles’ 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII delivered a 47.4/70 overnight rating/share on NBC, according to The Nielsen Company data. These figures to do not include online viewing.

Ratings peaked in the fourth quarter with a 52.2/74 overnight rating. Justin Timberlake’s halftime performance delivered a 48.1/70 overnight rating.

The Super Bowl LII overnight ranks ninth among all Super Bowls, and is down 2.8 percent from last year’s Super Bowl. Viewing numbers for NFL games in general this past season have been down, as well.

NBC expects its Super Bowl LII broadcast to rank as the No. 1 show of the year, producing the only overnight rating above a 28 since last year’s Super Bowl. Final viewing numbers for Super Bowl LII should be available by Tuesday.