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USFL spring football takes off: Higher viewership, successful Week 1, and a new era

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Debut of UFL on TV a success amidst busy sports weekend

The USFL kicked off its spring football coverage during a busy Easter weekend, with the league facing competition from the NCAA Tournament and the first full weekend of MLB games. Despite concerns, TV numbers from Fox and ESPN indicate that starting during this time was justified. The UFL had a successful Week 1, with the top game being the St. Louis Battlehawks-Michigan Panthers matchup on Fox, which attracted 1.35 million viewers on Saturday afternoon.

Comparing it to the USFL’s numbers from the previous season, the UFL’s viewership was higher. Last year, NBC saw a high of 974,000 viewers in Week 1 for a Sunday game. The 1.35 million viewers for the UFL is also a 56% increase from the average viewership of all broadcast TV games for the USFL/XFL last season.

Fox’s earlier window on Saturday afternoon drew 1.18 million viewers for the Birmingham Stallions-Arlington Renegades game, surpassing the numbers from NBC and Fox in the first week of the USFL in 2023. While

By Samantha Nguyen

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