The late USFL game on Saturday saw 402k viewers tune into the Birmingham Stallions and Houston Gamblers on FS1. This is an uptick from last weeks FS1 broadcast that was delayed due to weather. This game also had a slight delay with the start bumping over to FS2 until the MLB matchup completed.
Sunday’s broadcast of the Breakers and Bandits on NBC brought in 812k viewers. SportsTVRatings notes that NBC’s broadcast of the USFL beat out their Premier League telecast and topped NHL coverage on ABC.
It was expected that the ratings would take a dip after the first week, we’ve seen it with every spring league that came before it. The real test is what the average will be by the end of the season. It’s still promising that the league pulled in over 1M on FOX, especially because the network is set to host a doubleheader this Saturday.