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XFL Got Big TV Ratings For Defenders Vs. Dragons, Game Averaged 3.3 Million Viewers

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The XFL put up some huge TV ratings when the DC Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons in the first game of the season Saturday.

According to a release from ESPN, the game broadcast on ABC averaged 3.3 million viewers, and it hit a high of four million at one point in the game. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

This is great news if you’re a fan of football, the XFL and sports in general. We need a spring football league. That’s just a fact.

We need spring football so that we don’t lose our minds in the offseason of the NFL and college football. That’s the void the XFL is gunning to fill.

 

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In order to get the job done and have staying power, people have to be interesting. Averaging 3.3 million viewers for the first game of the season is huge.

I was also in the stadium for the game, and it was absolutely electric. Behind Cardale Jones’ arm the Defenders got themselves the first win of the XFL season.

 

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If Saturday and Sunday were a sign of things to come, then the XFL is going to be around for awhile, and I hope it is.

There’s no such thing as too much football. Major shoutout to everybody who played a role in the wildly successful first weekend of games.

 

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I have no doubt Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck must be happy as all hell.