Super Bowl 55 Ratings Fall 15% to 96.4 Million Multiplatform Viewers

Game breaks streaming records, but has lowest linear audience since 2006

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About 90.7 million linear viewers watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl win. Getty Images

CBS had been hoping that Super Bowl 55 would be a down-to-the-wire nail-biter between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Instead, the game turned out to be a lopsided victory for the Buccaneers—which resulted in the smallest overall Super Bowl audience in 14 years.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.