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the Talking Can
04-26-2010, 07:55 AM
http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/04/nfl-draft-sets-ratings-record-drains-network-viewers.html

The first round of the NFL Draft moved to primetime for 2010, and based on the ratings it will be staying there for years to come.

The draft, which aired live on ESPN and the NFL Network, had its biggest audience ever Thursday (April 22). Between the two networks, the draft averaged 8.3 million viewers (7.3 million on ESPN and 1 million on NFL Network) -- more than most of what aired on broadcast TV for the night. Only CBS' lineup ("Survivor," "CSI" and "The Mentalist") and FOX's "Bones" drew more viewers.

The NFL says a combined 23.3 million people caught at least a few minutes of the first round. ESPN also says it led the night among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and all male demographics.

It also appears that the draft took a good-sized bite out of the broadcast networks Thursday night. NBC's comedies, which have decent-sized followings among young men, were particularly hard-hit: "Community," "The Office" and "30 Rock" (which aired two episodes) were all well below their season averages in both viewers and adults 18-49. CBS' and FOX's shows were also below average in the demo.

And crushed the NBA
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/04/nfl-draft-topped-nba-playoffs-in-tv-ratings/1

According to Bloomberg, ESPN's coverage of the NFL draft outdrew the two NBA playoffs on TNT last night. An ESPN spokesman said the draft was seen in 5.4% of households in the top 56 U.S. markets. A TNT rep said the Cavaliers-Bulls game had a 2.1 rating, and the later Lakers-Thunder playoff earned a 3.0.

Those are all preliminary numbers. An Associated Press story this afternoon said the overnight ESPN number was 5.47. But the draft also was shown on NFL Network, where AP says it drew a 0.95 rating, for a combined total of 6.42.

Anyway you cut it, that's a rough night for the NBA, considering it had superstars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant playing.

KCChiefsMan
04-26-2010, 07:58 AM
well I guess we better get used to this setup

Hays
04-26-2010, 08:00 AM
Not surprising, I totally forgot the office was on or i would have switched over.

KChiefs1
04-26-2010, 08:45 AM
I dvr'd The Office but watched the draft.

I'd be happier if they did a Friday, Saturday & Sunday instead.

Frazod
04-26-2010, 08:47 AM
Even the thought of football is better than basketball.

Chiefnj2
04-26-2010, 08:56 AM
Welcome to Monday Night Draft Football 2013!
Monday night picks 1-16.
Tuesday night picks 17-32.
Wednesday night round 2.
Thursday Night - Spin the Wheel. A lucky fan spins a wheel which will decide whether round 3 and 4 are picked tonight, or just round 3.
Friday night: TBD.
Saturday night: TBD.
Sunday Night: Mr. Irrelevant! Plus, the random computer drawing of an extra 2nd round pick for the 2014 season. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, musical guest Lady Gaga.

Frazod
04-26-2010, 09:32 AM
Welcome to Monday Night Draft Football 2013!
Monday night picks 1-16.
Tuesday night picks 17-32.
Wednesday night round 2.
Thursday Night - Spin the Wheel. A lucky fan spins a wheel which will decide whether round 3 and 4 are picked tonight, or just round 3.
Friday night: TBD.
Saturday night: TBD.
Sunday Night: Mr. Irrelevant! Plus, the random computer drawing of an extra 2nd round pick for the 2014 season. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, musical guest Lady Gaga.

Christ, I hope none of them read this. :spock:

KCFalcon59
04-26-2010, 09:39 AM
I honestly didn't think I'd like this format. I was wrong. I enjoyed it immensely. Now don't mess with it anymore.