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Boston media market tuned out for Day 1 of NFL draft

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The trickle-down effect of the New England Patriots not having a first-round draft choice was reflected in television ratings in the Boston market for ESPN's coverage of Day 1 of the NFL draft. Boston did a 1.5 rating, which was last among 56 metered markets.

Competition came in the form of Game 6 of the Celtics-Hawks NBA playoff series, as well as the Red Sox-Braves game.

For context, Boston did a 3.7 rating last year for ESPN's coverage of Day 1 of the draft.

The national rating for Day 1 of the 2016 draft on ESPN was 4.7, with the telecast peaking from 9:15-9:30 p.m. with a 5.6 rating.

Elsewhere in New England, Providence (3.4) and Hartford (4.5) were also below the national average.

Overall, Cleveland was the highest-rated market for last night’s ESPN coverage, averaging a 13.3 rating.