NFL Draft Viewership Up From Last Year, Led By NFL Network Records
The '17 NFL Draft saw viewership climb 6% across ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network compared to '16, fueled by record figures for the league-owned net. The combined average figure for the three nets was 4.6 million viewers over the three days from Philadelphia, marking the second-best figure since NFL Net joined ESPN as a Draft broadcaster in '06. NFL Net alone averaged 1.5 million viewers, a record for the net's Draft coverage. Each day of the event had record viewership on NFL Net.