or


[04/29/13 - 12:06 PM]
ESPN's Three-Day NFL Draft Coverage Up in Ratings and Viewership
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN's Three-Day NFL Draft Coverage Up in Ratings and Viewership

NFL Content on ESPN Digital Platforms Also Posts Gains

ESPN's three-day telecast of the 2013 NFL Draft (April 25-27) - including the first two nights in prime time - saw increases in both ratings and viewership over the 2012 event. This weekend, the 15-plus hours on ESPN and ESPN2 delivered a 2.1 US rating, a three percent gain from 2012 (2.0) and a six percent increase from 2011 (1.9). The average viewership of 3,035,000 viewers is a four percent gain over both 2012 (2,924,000) and 2011 (2,918,000).

The top-10 metered markets for ESPN's three days of NFL Draft coverage were New Orleans (4.7 rating), Birmingham, Ala. (4.5), Kansas City (4.4), Buffalo (4.3), Dayton, Ohio (4.1), Jacksonville (3.6), Pittsburgh (3.5), Milwaukee (3.5), Cincinnati (3.4) and Nashville (3.4).

Rounds 4-7 / Day 3 (Saturday)

ESPN's 7.5 hours of coverage (12-7:30 p.m. ET) on ESPN and ESPN2 delivered a 1.1 US rating, an eight percent increase over last year's coverage (1.0 US), while viewership averaged 1,610,000, pacing 12 percent ahead of 2012 (1,437,000).

Rounds 2-3 / Day 2 (Friday)

ESPN's 1.5 hours of coverage (6:30-8 p.m. ET) delivered a 2.2 US rating and 3,167,000 viewers, based on fast nationals, while ESPN2's remaining 2.5 hours (8-10:30 p.m.) delivered a 1.7 US rating and 2,463,000 viewers. Together, the two networks averaged a 1.9 US rating and 2,727,000 viewers, up slightly from last year's second and third rounds on ESPN (1.9 US rating and 2,679,000 viewers) and a double-digit increase from 2011 coverage (1.6 US rating and 2,386,000).

Round 1 / Day 1 (Thursday)

ESPN's first round coverage of the NFL Draft posted a 4.1 US rating and drew 6.2 million viewers. More details: http://bit.ly/ESPNRd1

ESPN Digital

Across digital platforms, through ESPN's three days of coverage of the NFL Draft (Apr. 25-27), the average minute audience to the NFL section on ESPN.com and the ESPN mobile Web was up 13 percent and seven percent, respectively, compared to last year. Additionally, average minute audience, visits and daily unique visitors to NFL content on the ScoreCenter app were up 200 percent, 102 percent and 49 percent. Total minutes to live coverage of the NFL Draft on WatchESPN were also up 562 percent from last year. On Twitter, there were over 3.1 million tweets related to the NFL Draft coverage on ESPN, up 82 percent from last year. The event on ESPN also accounted for over a third (35 percent) of all TV-related tweets on Twitter throughout the three days.





  [april 2013]  
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
[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Stifle Its Competition
ABC's "Notorious" (1.2) and FOX's "Pitch" (1.1) are outshined by the Eye's football coverage in adults 18-49.

[09/22/16 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top, But Down
FOX's juggernaut is off nearly 37% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/21/16 - 02:35 PM]
"South Park" Season 20 Premiere Marks Hightest Rated Episode in a Decade
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[09/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Strong Premieres of "Bull" and "NCIS" Lead CBS to Tuesday Win
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Newcomers "This Is Us," "Bull" Open Strong
NBC and CBS see big year-to-year gains among adults 18-49 from both series premieres.

[09/21/16 - 08:45 AM]
"This Is Us" Is NBC's Top-Rated Scripted Show in the Slot in 6 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/16 - 08:21 AM]
ABC's "SHIELD" Returns to Its Top Rating Since Its Mid-Season Premiere in March
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/20/16 - 09:45 AM]
"American Horror Story: Roanoke" Premiere Among the Most-Watched in FX Networks History
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[09/20/16 - 08:59 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Opens the Season on Top
"The Voice" and "The Good Place" help the Peacock lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/19/16 - 11:26 AM]
Top New Non-Fiction Series in 2016 for Investigation Discovery's "JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery"
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for September 12-14.

[09/19/16 - 11:10 AM]
2016 Emmys Averages 11.3 Million Viewers and Reaches 25.9 Million
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 18.

[09/19/16 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks NBC, CBS Victory Over Emmys on ABC
"The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards" are down nearly 22% from last year among adults 18-49.