UFL kicks off strong during busy sports weekend

The UFL made its debut during a crowded sports weekend, drawing impressive audiences on Fox and ESPN. On Saturday, the opener between Birmingham and Arlington averaged 1.18 million viewers while the later game between St. Louis and Michigan had 1.35 million viewers. On Sunday, the ESPN-televised games drew 960,000 viewers for D.C. at San Antonio and 703,000 viewers for Memphis at Houston.

Comparatively, the XFL had higher numbers in its opening weekend last year, with both games exceeding 1.5 million viewers. However, history has shown that numbers tend to decrease as the season progresses, especially when it comes to spring football leagues like XFL and USFL from 2023 as reported by Karp. It remains to be seen whether the UFL can buck this trend and build a strong and sustainable viewership for the remainder of its inaugural season.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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