According to Nielsen, 111.3 million Americans watched Super Bowl LI. That’s a lot of people, but here’s the thing:
Those people, technically, aren’t normal.
At the time of this writing, there are 327.1 million men, women, and children living in the United States.
This means the vast majority of Americans, some 215.8 million individuals, didn’t watch last year’s Super Bowl.
This means only about one-third of the U.S. population watched the game.
When we say something is “normal,” we mean it’s usual or ordinary. Since two-thirds of Americans did something else, then, technically, watching the Super Bowl isn’t normal.
Don’t be defensive. This isn’t a judgment call. I’m not passing judgment. This is strictly a numbers game, and, according to the numbers, watching the Super Bowl isn’t normal.
Now, someone hand me the remote and pass the dip.