NFL: Draft viewership sets record
NEW YORK — More than 45 million viewers watched a portion of the NFL draft on three television channels, easily a record.
A total viewership of 45.4 million tuned in to the 75th draft on NFL Network, ESPN and ESPN2. That's up 16 percent from last years record of 39 million, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Draft viewership has nearly doubled during the last decade, from 23.5 million in 2001.
In addition, a record 12,275 fans attended the draft at Radio City Music Hall. Of course, this was the first three-session draft.