The 2023 NFL Draft has set a new record for viewership as it attracted over 54 million fans in the United States over the three-day event.
According to the NFL, the average audience of 6.0 million viewers (TV+Digital) across ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and digital channels showed a 12% increase compared to the previous year’s draft.
Update: The 2023 NFL Draft had 54.4 million viewers for the three-day event.
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The 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City was the main focus of attention throughout the weekend, with millions of fans tuning in to see the next generation of NFL superstars being selected by their favorite teams. The first round of the draft, which was held on Thursday night, drew 34.2 million viewers alone.
The NFL also noted that the daily average audience (TV+Digital) improved year-over-year compared to 2022. This suggests that more people are interested in the draft and are following the sport closely.
In addition to the millions of viewers who watched the draft on TV and digital channels, over 312,000 fans attended the live event in Kansas City. The NFL Draft is one of the most anticipated events in the sporting calendar, and the large attendance shows the continued popularity of the sport among fans.
The draft is also an important event for the NFL teams, as they have the opportunity to select the best players from the pool of talent available. This year’s draft saw some exciting picks, with several teams making bold moves to secure their desired players.
Overall, the 2023 NFL Draft was a huge success, setting new records for viewership and attendance. It was a testament to the popularity of the sport, as millions of fans across the country tuned in to watch the next generation of NFL stars being selected. The NFL will be hoping to build on this success in the years to come and continue to grow the sport’s fan base.