The St. Louis BattleHawks getting a win over the Dallas Renegades past Sunday put up some very strong TV ratings.
According to a release from ESPN, the game averaged 2.495 million viewers on the network, and hit a high of 2.928 million followers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The game from Saturday on ABC averaged 3.3 million viewers.
The final numbers are in for @xfl2020 opening weekend on ESPN/ABC
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) February 10, 2020
As more and more data comes out from the opening weekend of XFL games, I think it’s safe to say it was a smashing success for the league.
One of the biggest factors for the success of the league will be the TV ratings. Through one weekend, the TV ratings are huge.
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I think that’s a great sign people have a serious appetite for spring football. I was at the Defenders vs. Dragons game in D.C. this past weekend, and the energy in the stadium was very high.
I think it’s very fair to say people are excited for the XFL, and I think we all want to see it succeed.