With three of its own as inductees, NFL Network attracted its best Hall of Fame audience on Saturday night.
The pro football league's in-house service averaged 513,000 viewers on Aug. 6, a 16% increase from the 2010 ceremony from Canton, Ohio. NFL Films founder Ed Sabol and NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders were among the seven enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
In addition, the one-hour NFL Total Access Post-Enshrinement show averaged 381,000 viewers, a 72% jump from the corresponding telecast last year.
The preseason kicks off Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and NFL Network's Around the League: Preseason 2011 special provides live look-ins, highlights and analysis of the slate, including Baltimore-Philadelphia and Jacksonville-New England and Denver-Dallas (kickoff at 8:30 p.m.) At 11 p.m., the network will encore Ravens-Eagles in its entirety.
NFL Network's slate of six live preseason games begins on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m., with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers taking the field in Cleveland against the Browns.