Johnny Manziel sets NFL Network record with debut
Who said no one cares about preseason?
Saturday night’s exhibition between the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions drew an NFL Network record 2.2 million viewers and a 1.81 rating. And let’s not kid ourselves – everyone tuned in to see Johnny Manziel.
While it is true the media has hyped Manziel up to no end, apparently the public likes it. 2.2 million viewers for a meaningless game is a very high number.
I can only imagine what the numbers will be if Manziel wins the starting job over Brian Hoyer. One thing is for sure – football is relevant in Cleveland again.