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NFL Draft Draws a Crowd

ESPN and ESPN2 drew the biggest crowd in 25 years of National Football League draft coverage last weekend.

The cumulative audience for the whole 17-plus hours was upwards of 31 million (31,4002,000 to be exact). That was up 8% from last year.

For Saturday's seven-hour broadcast on ESPN, the coverage averaged 3,390,000 households, up 11% from the same period last year.