ESPN’s First-Round NFL Draft Coverage Slips From Last Year

Ratings Down 29% Without Johnny Manziel Drama
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ESPN drew 7 million viewers for its coverage of the NFL Draft’s first round Thursday (April 30), which fell 29% from last year.

The 2014 draft, which drew nearly 10 million viewers for its first-round coverage, featured top prospect Johnny Manziel’s fall into the end of the night, which boosted ratings to a record high.

This year’s draft was the first to be held outside of New York, moving to Chicago.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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