or


[04/27/12 - 01:25 PM]
ESPN's Second Highest-Rated and Second Most-Viewed NFL Draft
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 26.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN's Second Highest-Rated and Second Most-Viewed NFL Draft

Rating Up 16 Percent vs. 2011

ESPN's live telecast of the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 26, averaged 6,661,000 viewers with a 5.1 household coverage rating based on fast nationals, according to the Nielsen Company.

The rating was an increase of 16 percent from last year's first round, which earned a 3.8 rating. Viewership was up 11 percent over last year's 6,003,000 average. In addition, last night's opening round ranks as the second highest-rated and second most-viewed NFL Draft telecast on record, behind only the 2010 first round (5.3 rating and 7,290,000 viewers). ESPN has televised the NFL Draft annually since 1980 and the event has received ratings since 1983.

Last night's ESPN telecast peaked at a 5.8 rating between 8:30 and 9 p.m. ET. The top five metered markets included: Cleveland (10.7 rating), Birmingham, Ala., (10.5), Dayton, Ohio (8.3), Columbus, Ohio (7.3) and Buffalo, N.Y. (7.3).

NFL content across ESPN digital platforms generated an average minute audience of 84,000 yesterday, up 11 percent compared to the same day last year. The NFL section on ESPN.com specifically had an average minute audience of 24,000, up nine percent. Meanwhile, the NFL section on the mobile Web had an average minute audience of 21,000, up 50 percent.

ESPN's live NFL Draft coverage continues tonight at 7 p.m. (rounds 2 and 3) and Saturday at 12 p.m. (rounds 4-7). In addition, SportsCenter and ESPN's NFL-themed news and information programs will continue to provide coverage of the event throughout the weekend.





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[06/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Alphabet's "In an Instant" and the Peacock's "U.S. Olympic Trials" coverage lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Ties for the Saturday Primetime Win as Men's Gymnastics Scores a 7-Week Slot High
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/23/16 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Returns on Top for CBS
The Eye snags the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/22/16 - 12:23 PM]
OWN's New Original Drama Series "Greenleaf" Premieres as #1 Series Debut in Network History with Over 3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 21.

[06/22/16 - 08:55 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/21/16 - 10:16 AM]
28.3 Million Tune-In for 116th U.S. Open Championship Presented by FOX Sports
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/21/16 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Powers NBC to Victory
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/21/16 - 07:43 AM]
GSN's "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Delivers Network's Highest Competitive Reality Series Premiere Ever Among Key Female Demos
GSN further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/16 - 12:07 PM]
Freeform's "Baby Daddy" Grows for 2nd Straight Week to Near 1-Year Highs in Total Viewers and Key Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/16 - 11:23 AM]
ABC's 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 Draws 30.8 Million - Biggest Game Since 1998
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.