The NFL draft recorded record numbers both locally and on television.
The League said Monday that over 600,000 people had participated in the three days in Nashville and that the 250,000 seen two years ago in Philadelphia darkened slightly. 19659003] What you need to know from rounds 1-7:
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Nielsen reports that the design for ESPN, ABC and NFL Network had 6.1 million viewers at any one time during the three days. The draft had an average of 5.5 million viewers last year, which was the first time that all seven rounds were televised.
The average numbers rose, although the odds for the first round on Thursday were flat. The average of the three networks was 1
The next year's draft is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas and will be the first major event hosted by the Raiders in The Raiders will play their final season in Oakland this year before moving to Nevada.