Kansas City Ranks First in Super Bowl Television Ratings


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A general view of a roman numerals sculpture before Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A general view of a roman numerals sculpture before Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City loves football and it showed on Super Sunday. According to Fox Sports, Kansas City was the number one market for ratings, even beating out Seattle and Denver.

As you can see from the tweet, Seattle came in second in terms of viewing markets, while Indianapolis, New Orleans, and Tulsa (?!) rounded out the top five. Denver finished a surprising 10th place, but one could imagine there were a lot of televisions being turned off around the time Percy Harvin was returning the second half opening kickoff for a touchdown.

The Super Bowl itself was the fifth most watched championship in history, but the lowest since 2010. It makes sense the ratings would not be as great as last season’s record-setting Super Bowl considering this year’s game was over by halftime. In fact, this was the most lopsided Super Bowl since 1993 when Dallas destroyed Buffalo 52-17.

Kansas City finished fourth in television markets for the 2013 regular season with a 42.9 average rating.  New Orleans, Denver, and Milwaukee filled out the top three. The 42.9 average rating for 2013 was a 41% increase from 2012′s 30.3 average rating, which was still good enough to rank 10th.  Yeah, Kansas City likes football just a little bit.

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  • micah stephenson

    Yup and I enjoyed every min of the Donkey Beat down!

  • CrispySBC

    The Chief’s have the best fans in the country …. period! Also the best blogs …. thank you Addict!

  • ArrowFan

    The greatest regular season QB of all time.

  • Chris Tarrants

    The reason is that KC is full of die hard fans who loved watching the donkeys get stump broke while the majority of Denver fans are just band wagoners who only watch and cheer when they are winning