“A Football Life: Bill Belichick” Most-Watched Documentary Ever On NFL Network

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September 16th, 2011

via press release:




2nd-most watched show in Boston, topping all broadcast nets


Part II of “A Football Life: Bill Belichick” debuts

Next Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10:00 PM ET


Last night’s debut of A Football Life: Bill Belichick on NFL Network was viewed by an average of 657,000 fans to rank as the most watched documentary in the eight-year history of the network. In addition, 252,000 average viewers tuned in to the 10:00 PM ET encore of the show.


Locally, the show was the second-most watched program in the time period in Boston with 151,000 average viewers, topping all of the broadcast networks. Rays-Red Sox baseball ranked first.


Belichick made history in the NFL Films-produced A Football Life by becoming the only coach ever to be wired for sound for an entire NFL season in 2009. That season marked Belichick’s 35th consecutive year in the NFL and the Patriots’ 50th Anniversary season.


Last night’s show was the first of two parts of the Belichick documentary. Part II of A Football Life: Bill Belichick debuts on NFL Network next Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 PM ET.


Belichick is the first subject of the new A Football Life series. Upcoming episodes feature Philadelphia Eagles teammates and legends Reggie White and Jerome Brown (Thursday, September 29 at 10:00 PM ET), the incomparable Walter Payton, and the storybook saga of Kurt Warner.


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