NFL Draft ratings were great

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There was a lot of interest in the 2014 NFL Draft and the numbers proved it.Coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft on NFL Network, ESPN & ESPN2 reached 45.7 million people across the three days, topping the previous record set in 2010, according to The Nielsen Company. The number of viewers that watched some part of the draft over the combined three days topped the previous record of 45.4 million set in 2010.First-round coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft on ESPN and NFL Network drew a combined total viewership of 32 million viewers, making it the most-viewed Round 1 ever, according to Nielsen. The 32 million viewers was up 28 percent over last year (25 million).Viewership for the combined NFLN/ESPN/ESPN2 coverage of Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday night was up eight percent over last year. Day 3 viewership across the combined NFLN/ESPN coverage was up 17 percent.The draft not only attracted viewers, it drew the attention of social media. In addition, the 2014 NFL Draft was the biggestNFL Draft ever on Twitter. In total, more than 9.6 million tweets were sent about the 2014 NFL Draft, up 211 percent from 2013. An average of 10 million people per day saw tweets about the 2014 NFL Draft over the three-day event (according to Nielsen Social Guide).In other NFL news… The National Football League announced that former NFL coach and player Jimmy Raye II, former Pro Bowl player and general manager Mike Reinfeldt and Pro Football Hall of Fame player and former San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary have been named senior advisors to Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations.Vincent will consult with his team of advisors on key aspects of football, including developing players and coaches, providing input on past, current and future initiatives, and serving as liaisons to NFL coaches and front office personnel.“It is exciting to work alongside these legendary football minds in our continuing efforts to enhance our game,” Vincent told the Associated Press. “These men bring sound wisdom, football experience and insight that helps us support our clubs and coaches as well as grow and develop our players and game.”After playing football in college and the NFL, Raye transitioned into coaching. Raye, whose coaching career spanned 40 seasons, has been an offensive coach for 10 NFL teams, most recently serving as a senior offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”After 36 years as an NFL coach, this is a great opportunity to work with Commissioner Goodell, Troy Vincent and the NFL clubs in the continuing process of enhancing and growing our great game,” said Raye.Reinfeldt, a Pro Bowl safety and football executive, played eight seasons with the Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders. He went on to serve as the associate athletic director for the University of Southern California, CFO for the Los Angeles Raiders, a Green Bay Packers executive and VP of Football Administration for the Seattle Seahawks. Most recently, Reinfeldt rejoined the Tennessee Titans from 2007-12, first serving as general manager and later as chief operating officer. “I’m very excited to be joining the NFL office,” said Reinfeldt. “I want to thank Commissioner Goodell and Troy Vincent for this opportunity. I look forward to contributing and assisting the league office and the clubs.”                             Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, a two-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 10-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl champion, played 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears. He coached in various capacities with Baltimore, San Francisco and Minnesota, including two seasons as head coach of the 49ers (2009-10).                              “I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to work as an advisor to the NFL,” Singletary told the Associated Press and USA Today. “Having the opportunity to see the game and impact the game at this level will be a win-win situation.”

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