The Nielsen company says ESPN's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft last Thursday was watched by just under 10 million viewers. That was easily the most-watched ever for the annual event. Interest was largely driven by the drama surrounding former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was eventually picked by the Cleveland Browns.
Meanwhile, Nielsen said Tuesday that 8.1 million people watched the debut of "24: Live Another Day," the miniseries that brought "24" lead character Bauer back to Fox's schedule. That made it Fox's most-watched show of the week.