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Looks like 3 day draft here to stay

Posted by Chris Brown on April 27, 2010 – 1:09 pm

The NFL released the ratings results for the 2010 NFL draft and with the increase in viewership, the three-day format in all likelihood is going nowhere.

A record combined total viewership of 45.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the 75th NFL Draft on NFL Network, ESPN and ESPN2 – up 16% from last year’s record of 39 million, according to Nielsen Media Research. 

There were also a record 12.5 million visits to NFL.com during the Draft — up 61% from last year.

The first round being broadcast in prime time Thursday night along with half of Friday night’s coverage also in primetime it’s not surprising to see the number appreciably higher. That was the goal from the start so with this kind of success the three day format looks like it’s here to stay.


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