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Surprise: NFL Draft Ratings Down From 2010

Coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft on ESPN and the NFL Network combined for a 5.1 rating and 7 million viewers. Those numbers were down 22 percent and 16 percent respectively from 2010.

Despite the ratings slide, it’s still the second-most watched first round behind last year’s 8.3 million.

While you could make the claim that the NFL Draft faced stiff competition between the NBA Playoffs and NBC’s The Office, it’s the first sign that fans are tired of the back-and-forth between the NFL and the players.

Just ask Roger Goodell, who was greeted Thursday night with a round of boos from the crowd.

 

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Universal Sports Loses SVP of Distribution

Bo LaMotte plans to step down as senior vice president of distribution at Universal Sports. He’s been with the network since its 2006 inception.

“Being one of the original employees and creating the incredible success story at Universal Sports has been rewarding,” LaMotte said in a release announcing his departure. “It is a great team and I wish them continued success.”

LaMotte increased the distribution of Universal Sports from zero households to 63 million during his tenure.

He leaves to pursue other business opportunities. The full release is after the jump.

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