The NFL Draft has become a tentpole event for TV, and a Social TV juggernaut. Thursday was the first day of the draft and the league tried to hush journalists on Twitter, hackers sent out fake tweets and the social networks buzzed (see our roundup). Here is a look at the best of the draft coverage.
NFL draft: TV ratings may tackle networks’ prime-time lineups
Tavon Austin of the West Virginia Mountaineers arrives on the red carpet for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Thursday. (Al Bello / AFP/Getty / ) There could already be a big loser in Thursday night’s NFL draft: the broadcast TV networks.
NFL tries to put toothpaste back in tube with a Draft Day Twitter ban
Twitter goes hand-in-hand with many things: awards shows, presidential elections, TV ratings. But one thing it hasn’t quite figured out yet is sports – and that’s exactly why ESPN and the NFL Network will not be tweeting their first round picks during this year’s NFL draft.
Social media in spotlight on NFL draft night
It’s been a busy week on social media for many of the projected top picks in tonight’s NFL draft (@NFL_Draft on Twitter). Alabama’s D.J. Fluker claimed his Twitter account was hacked after it posed this message early Wednesday: “Yea I took $ n college so wat. I did wat i had to do.
NFL Draft 2013 Results: Live Analysis and Twitter Reaction for Day 1
Each year hundreds of football players move on from college and enter the work force. This weekend will see dreams come true for 254 young men who will see their years of hard work culminate in a selection in the 2013 NFL draft to begin their journey as professional football players.
Twitter, TV clash for NFL Draft scoops
We’ve come a long way since the pre-ESPN days, when NFL fans waited to read the next day’s newspaper to learn which new players their team acquired. The 2013 NFL draft will be remembered as the year television clashed with Twitter.