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Week Two XFL TV Ratings On ABC

ABC’s Week 2 XFL games averaged 2,262,000 viewers.

Saturday – The DC Defenders’ 27-0 victory over the New York Guardians averaged 2,127,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The telecast peaked from 3:15-3:30 p.m. ET with 2,389,000 viewers.

The top 10 markets: Columbus, OH (2.8), Cleveland and West Palm Beach (2.6), Cincinnati (2.5), Las Vegas (2.2), Dallas-Ft. Worth and Washington, DC (2.0), Dayton (1.9), Pittsburgh and Seattle-Tacoma (1.8).

Sunday – The Dallas Renegades’ 25-18 victory over the Los Angeles Wildcats averaged 2,397,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The telecast peaked from 5:45-6 p.m. ET with 3,381,000 viewers.

The top 10 markets include: Dallas-Ft. Worth (3.8), New Orleans (3.6), Norfolk (3.1), Pittsburgh (3.0), Cleveland and Richmond-Petersburg (2.9), Columbus, OH and Houston (2.6), Nashville (2.5), Austin (2.4).

Week 3 XFL Games on ABC and ESPN:

Coverage of the XFL continues this weekend on ABC and ESPN. On Sat., Feb. 22, the 2-0 Houston Roughnecks face the Tampa Bay Vipers at 2 p.m. ET (ABC), and on Sun., Feb. 23, the St. Louis BattleHawks host the New York Guardians at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN). 

I'm a lifelong football fan. A credentialed reporter and writer as well. Despite being an ardent College and NFL fan for over three decades. I've also covered and followed alternative football leagues intensely. Like the USFL, WLAF, NFL Europe, AAF, UFL, and of course, the XFL.

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