NFL Network Posts Record Kickoff Weekend

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September 14th, 2011

via press release:

NFL NETWORK POSTS RECORD KICKOFF WEEKEND

 

All-Time Best 7.1 Million Fans Tune in for “NFL GameDay” Programming on Kickoff Sunday

 

Most Viewers Ever for NFL GameDay Morning & GameDay Final

 

Panthers-Cardinals Most-Watched NFL Replay ever

 

NFL fans got “Back to Football” on Kickoff Weekend with a record total of 7.1 million fans tuning into NFL Network’s Kickoff Sunday coverage – a 16 percent increase from 2010.

 

NFL GameDay Morning, football’s first pregame show each Sunday at 9:00 AM ET, drew a record 455,000 viewers – a 23 percent jump from the opening Sunday in 2010. Last week’s show featured Steve Mariucci reflecting on his 9/11 postgame locker room speech after his 49ers defeated the Jets in the first game played in New York after the tragedy, as well as Kurt Warner’s debut on NFL GameDay Morning.

 

Here is the video link of Mariucci’s emotional comments about 9/11 on NFL GameDay Morning:  http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/09000d5d8221e17b/Never-forgetting

 

NFL GameDay Final, the definitive 90-minute spin around The League each Sunday at 11:30 PM ET featuring in-depth highlights and analysis from all of the day’s games, also set an all-time mark drawing an average of 391,000 viewers – up 25 percent from last year.

 

In addition, an average of 298,000 fans tuned in to Tuesday’s night’s NFL Replay of the Panthers-Cardinals Kickoff Weekend game – marking the most-watched regular-season NFL Replay since the show debuted in 2006.  The Cardinals defeated the Panthers 28-21 despite Carolina quarterback Cam Newton setting an NFL record for the most passing yards by a rookie quarterback on Kickoff Weekend (422 yards).

 

NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log on to www.nfl.com/nflnetwork. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

 
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