XFL Ratings Update: Still very much in free fall

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The second iteration of the XFL has lost nearly two-thirds of its viewers from Week 1 to Week 5.

Week 5’s games this past weekend averaged 1.16 million viewers, with the two Sunday games each averaging less than a million viewers (St. Louis-D.C. on FS1 at 767,000, the Tampa-L.A. game on ESPN kicking off at 9:07 p.m. averaging 833,000).

The aggregate number was down 15.9 percent from Week 4, and from Week 1, the average audience is down a staggering 62.8 percent.

For comparison, the Week 5 action for the short-lived AAF was already below 400,000 average viewers, so, things haven’t gotten that bad.



  • Week 1: 3.12 million viewers
  • Week 2: 2.05 million viewers
  • Week 3: 1.61 million viewers
  • Week 4: 1.38 million viewers
  • Week 5: 1.16 million viewers

Story by Chris Graham

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