The television ratings for Super Bowl 56 are out and they are way up compared to last year's game.
The Kanas City Chiefs fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 in that contest which saw 91.6M people tune in on TV only. This year's Rams-Bengals Super Bowl had close to 100M people tune in.
This makes sense for multiple reasons. For one, Tom Brady wasn't playing in this game as some casual fans are likely tired of seeing him in there.
Second, this game was between two teams that haven't made the Super Bowl that often. This was the first time that the Bengals have played for a championship since 1988.
F0r the Rams, it was only the second time since 2002 that they had played in this game.
NFL fans aren't surprised by these ratings since the league always draws the most viewership out of any sport.
The game went down to the final seconds as the Rams stopped the Bengals on fourth-and-one to win, 23-20. It was their first championship in two decades, while the Bengals are still searching for their first one.