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NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days

NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days
Posted at 2:17 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 02:17:58-04

Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft.

But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days.

It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant live sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic ground everything to a halt.

The draft averaged a record 8.4 million viewers over all three days, according to the NFL and Nielsen.

The previous high was 6.2 million last year.