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I think all the games are played in Birmingham

So they probably aren't worried about attendance much. Probably got a great deal on the stadium rental.

It appears TV is where they hope to make bank, and it sounds like they are doing ok.
"According to Sports TV Ratings on Twitter, the USFL had an average audience of 825,000 viewers for the four games played on Saturday and Sunday.

In fact, the Saturday night game between the hometown Birmingham Stallions and New Orleans Breakers had an average viewership of 1.114 million.

By comparison, Sports Business Journal states that the USFL’s Week 3 TV ratings are “are on par with Sunday Night Baseball, the Premier League and UFC."

Formula 1, one of the USFL’s competitors for viewership in the spring, is seeking $75 million per year for the rights to its broadcasts and the April 24 race averaged 1.003 million viewers on ESPN – numbers very similar to some USFL games thus far.

Also, NBC paid $450 million per year for the rights to broadcast the Premier League and on April 23 they averaged 631,000 viewers – again similar to the USFL."

(In response to this post by BadgerBuff)

Link: USFL TV Ratings For Week 3 Show Surprising Strength, Give League Reason For Opti

Posted: 05/16/2022 at 6:32PM


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