A Record 45.7 Million Watched the 2014 NFL Draft

The number of Tweets pertaining to the draft sets records as well

NFL Draft draws record numbers for 2014 (Image: Facebook)

The Nielsen Company reported that 45.7 million people watched parts of the 2014 NFL Draft, according to Forbes. That’s a new record, topping the¬†45.4 million set in 2010.

The NFL Draft was shown on the NFL Network, ESPN, and ESPN2. The figures were for the three days the draft took place from May 8 to May 10.

Social media also recorded great numbers pertaining to the draft. There were more than 9.6 million tweets about the 2014 NFL Draft, up 211% from 2013.  According to Nielsen Social Guide, an average of 10 million people per day saw tweets about the 2014 NFL Draft.

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