on CBS, NFL and Verizon digital platforms and Spanish-language broadcast and streaming from ESPN Deportes did push it just over 100 million to 100.7 million.
Atlanta brought in a 49.1 rating, up from 47.1 a year ago. The fact the game was based here clearly contributed to the rise. Atlanta was ranked 7th out of 56 metered markets compared to 29th a year ago.
That rating equals about 2 million viewers in metro Atlanta.
The New Orleans market, where there was widespread talk of a boycott of the Super Bowl following a botched missed ref call that contributed to the Saints’ loss, saw ratings fall by more than half from a year earlier to just 26.1 rating. Last year, New Orleans drew a 53.
That 26.1 was the worst of all markets measured by Nielsen meters and is far below the 44.9 percent average. (That means means 44.9 percent of household TV had the Big Game on.)
Boston drew a 57.4 and Los Angeles a 44.6, actually below average and reflective of the fact the Rams just moved back there.