Friday, April 24, 2020

NFL Draft Record TV #'s (Ohio is a football state)

Moments like this current pandemic reshape our sports world. Both World Wars and baseball. The rise of urban culture in the 70's and 80's and the NBA. The 94 MLB strike that propelled the NFL to the top. And now? The COVID-19 pandemic leaves us with...

the NFL at the top, still.

Last night's start of the 2020 NFL Draft was the most viewed in league history at somewhere close to 16 million. That's like a World Series AND NBA Final's game wrapped up in one.

It's tough to say where we will be next month, let alone late summer when the NFL gets going. But one thing is for certain - the NFL will be king.

Also. Ohio loves the GRIDIRON

Combine this with the huge numbers for the Michael Jordan documentary and it's easy to see that there is a good deal of demand for sports in this strange time. I see the industry folks getting pretty excited but important to remember - there are a lot more people just sitting around at home right now.

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