The preliminary TV ratings out and it is 4.1M including RDS. I expect the English TV rating to be around 3.9M which would be the lowest in probably over ten years.
It's too bad. It was a great game and the entire production and presentation was very well done. Honestly, I predict the Super Bowl TV rating will likely double the GC rating this year at around 7.75M. On the upside, the GC remains the second most watched football game of the year in this country.
There are a lot of reasons for the low number. Carrying the game on cable only and a poor season would be my top two picks. Let's admit it too. The NFL is becoming more popular and the Super Bowl is in a different league than the Grey Cup.