Second night of draft gets lowest audience since 2012

The second night of the draft brought an additional 275,000 fans to Detroit. It turns out that this crowd represented 5.5 percent of the total television audience.

Via Sports Business Journal, 5.1 million people watched the three-network simulcast of Friday night’s draft coverage. This is the smallest audience since 2012.

ABC had 2.7 million viewers and NFL Network averaged 793,000 — its lowest Friday night audience since 2011, when just 549,000 people tuned in.

It is not a surprise. No quarterbacks were drafted in the second or third rounds. More generally, the atmosphere had generally disappeared by the end of the first round.

The gap is remarkable between live attendance and television audiences. The reality, however, is that it is very easy to follow up on the project over the phone. There is no compelling reason, after the first round, to watch the choices being made.

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