Buffalo leads nation in Super Bowl ratings

Buffalo leads nation in Super Bowl ratings
Posted at 11:20 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 11:20:35-05

If high ratings were equivalent to championships, Western New York would be hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy. 

The Buffalo-Niagara market led the nation in overnight ratings for Super Bowl LII, scoring a rating of 56.4. That edged out the two cities with teams actually playing in the game, Philadelphia (56.2) and Boston (55.9). Minneapolis-St. Paul, the host city for this year's game, tied Pittsburgh for fourth with a rating of 54.9.

Sunday's game, in which the Eagles beat the Patriots in thrilling fashion, drew an overall rating of 47.4 on NBC based on viewership in 56 metered markets, according to Variety. Last year's Super Bowl on Fox had a 48.8 rating.   

Here are the metered markets with a top 10 rating:

1. Buffalo (56.4)

2. Philadelphia (56.2)

3. Boston (55.9)

4. Minneapolis-St. Paul & Pittsburgh (54.9) 

5. Norfolk (53.9)

6. New Orleans (53.0)

7. Providence (52.5)

8. Milwaukee (52.3)

9. Seattle and Kansas City (52.2)