This weekend the American football league created by Vince McMahon, the XFL, made its highly anticipated debut on ESPN and ABC. ESPN’s Twitter account rightly revealed that the program had an average of 3,300,000 viewers for its return on the air.
The tweet specifies that a pique to 4,000,000 viewers was recorded from 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm. This hearing concerns the first game of the weekend, which saw the Seattle Dragons defeat the DC Defenders by a score of 31 to 19.
This hearing is considered to be solid, as stated in the press release. For the moment, the audiences for the other matches, notably the one broadcast on FOX, are not yet known. Figures are expected to be available on Tuesday.
As a reminder, the XFL made its television debut in February 2001, after having sunk only a few months later due to bitter failure. At that time, the first had achieved a huge audience of 14,000,000 viewers, with 9.5 of market share among 18-49-year-olds.
Audiences subsequently collapsed, with a massive drop in audiences of 84%, just eight weeks after its first broadcast.
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) February 10, 2020