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PLL College Draft Draws Large TV Audience

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) today announced that NBC Sports’ presentation of the inaugural PLL College Draft on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 168,500 viewers, according to Nielsen, and reached a TV-only audience of 210,000* viewers.

The PLL College Draft was taped on Monday, April 22, at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., and aired from 2-3 AM ET on the morning of Wednesday, April 24, immediately following the network’s Tuesday night coverage of a Stanley Cup Playoff Game 7 doubleheader.

Additionally, the PLL College Draft will re-air on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN prior to that night’s coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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“We’re very pleased with the quality of production and the viewership numbers delivered from our inaugural College Draft show with NBC Sports,” says PLL Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Paul Rabil. “This level of professionalism and interest is an exciting indicator of what’s to come this season.”

The inaugural 2019 PLL season spans 14 weeks, with stops in 13 major-market cities nationwide. Games will be shown on a combination of NBC, NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold. Click here for the full television and live streaming schedule.

*TV Viewers who watched for at least six minutes.

 

FIRST ROUND SELECTIONS (In Order):

1
Archers LC
Pat Spencer
Loyola
2
Atlas LC
Ryan Conrad
Virginia
3
Chrome LC
Zach Goodrich
Towson
4
Whipsnakes LC
Alex Woodall
Towson
5
Redwoods LC
Clarke Petterson
Cornell
6
Chaos LC
Johnny Surdick
Army

 

ABOUT PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the sport has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season will begin in June 2019 with six teams embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL Championship Game. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter(@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).

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