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    ESPN's ratings for Round 1 of NFL Draft fall for second straight year

    While ESPN dominated ratings wars on Thursday night with their coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft, the cable saw their ratings for the star-studded event fall for the second straight year.
    With few household names entered in the annual collegiate Draft, ESPN drew 6.289 million viewers for Thursday's telecast, sharply below last year's total of 7.026 million. The NFL Network, ESPN's chief rival for Draft Day coverage, drew 2.039 million, up slightly from 2015's total of 1.8 million on the opening night of the event from Chicago. By comparison, viewership for a pair of NBA and NHL playoff games, Game 6 of the Hawks-Celtics Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and Game 1 of the Capitals-Penguins Eastern Conference Semifinals failed to attract three million viewers combined.
    Two years ago, ESPN drew an audience of 9.9 million for the same time slot during the 2014 NFL Draft, as viewers remained glued to their sets while Johnny Manziel fell out of the top 20 in the opening round. It represented the highest ratings for the network's opening day coverage of the program in 35 years.

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    Who cares?
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    Big mistake of competing with Capitals/Penguins viewers at the same time.

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    Too saturated now. I've been watching on NFL network

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    its garbage

    no names

    no stars

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    They are too money hungry. They tell the teams to let the clock expire before they make their pick.
    You're telling me that the Rams with the first pick needed every second to make their choice?
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    It used to be good but like everything else it gets boring after a while and it's overkill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwinyourmoney View Post
    They are too money hungry. They tell the teams to let the clock expire before they make their pick.
    You're telling me that the Rams with the first pick needed every second to make their choice?
    I just can't watch it anymore.

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    The need to hire more trannies. That will bring in the viewers.

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    10 minute rounds are whore shit. Turned it off. Also, today is even worse. Commercials up the ass.

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    Never heard of 99% of the players...
    Watched pens game instead..

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    Its boring Coach,I only wait to see who the Packers take and then im done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    Its boring Coach,I only wait to see who the Packers take and then im done.
    I watched 5 picks and turned off

    So stupid and never heard of 80% of the players

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    Good

    Most overrated sporting event... perhaps even more overrated than the Super Bowl

    NFL knows how to hype up events and never deliver(see: Super Bowl, NFL Draft)

    I think people who call the NFL Draft Christmas in April need to have a jackhammer applied to their brain.

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    Not sure which is more boring. Watching NFL draft, golf or grass grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Not sure which is more boring. Watching NFL draft, golf or grass grow.
    thats why pretending to committ adultery with hot Milfs is always a good side past time to have when times get boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    thats why pretending to committ adultery with hot Milfs is always a good side past time to have when times get boring.

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    Boring. I didn't even know about the draft until day of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Boring. I didn't even know about the draft until day of.

    yeh I realized it a few days before

    mans nothing..nobody knows who will get injured and who will be a bust

    Not many cant misses anymore

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    everyone is replaceable

    RGIII

    OBJ

    beast mode

    Tom Brady

    everybody but Rex Ryan apparently

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    Have any of you clowns ever been a Nielsen family before? I have. The way that ratings are conducted is hilarious. They mean nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    Have any of you clowns ever been a Nielsen family before? I have. The way that ratings are conducted is hilarious. They mean nothing.
    Peter Griffin explained that to me once

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