Record viewership for NFL draft on ESPN
It was a great three days of the NFL draft for ESPN.
According to Nielsen Media Research, a record total of 3.7 million viewers tuned in to ESPN to watch the NFL draft. That is an increase of 27 percent from last year, when it was a two-day event. It also attracted 2.85 million households, second most in draft history and up 24 percent from last year.
The first two days were held in prime time Thursday and Friday, the first time that has happened.
The most households to watch a draft on ESPN came in 2006, when 2,000 more homes than this year tuned in.
Even ratings for the third day, with Rounds 4-7, increased 10 percent to a 1.8. The final day was on Saturday this year, Sunday in 2009.