I watched a little bit of the NFL Scouting Combine last week, and apparently I joined an estimated 6.51 million people in viewing the coverage on NFL Network. While it didn’t surpass the record set in 2011 (6.55 million), it held steady from the year before and is up significantly from 2010 and 2009.
In addition, people viewed coverage on their cell phones and through desktops.
We have the press release from the NFL.
More than 6.5 Million Viewers Watched Combine on NFL Network
Sunday QB-WR-RB workouts set Combine viewership mark
Unique Users on NFL Digital Properties Jump 37%
Fans enjoyed the NFL Scouting Combine across all NFL Media platforms in large numbers again in 2012. For the second consecutive year more than 6.5 million viewers tuned in to NFL Network’s exclusive coverage of the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine (6.51 million in 2012, 6.55 million in 2011). Those totals represent large jumps over 2010 (5.2 million viewers) and 2007 (3.7 million viewers), according to The Nielsen Company.
Sunday’s seven hours of live coverage featuring quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers was the most-watched Combine telecast of all-time with an average of 450,000 viewers up 11 percent from last year (406,000) and up 62 percent from 2010 (277,000).
The audience on the NFL’s digital media properties including NFL.com, NFL Mobile and other mobile outlets jumped 37 percent for full Combine coverage with unique users from Sunday’s workout coverage spiking 39 percent.
The NFL Scouting Combine is part of NFL Network’s “Path to Primetime” programming leading into the 2012 NFL Draft April 26-28. NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft” airs Monday-Friday at 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM ET through May 4.
That will do it.