Johnny Manziel’s first CFL game, as the starting quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes against the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats last Friday, attracted an average audience of 406,000 on ESPN2, making it the most-watched game for ESPN since it started showing CFL games back in 1980
Johnny Manziel Threw Four Interceptions in CFL Debut https://t.co/Xm4U4D2vsS
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The previous record was a Saskatchewan-Edmonton game in June 2013 that drew an average of 347,000 viewers on ESPN2. The Manziel game drew a combined average audience of 730,000 on TSN and RDS. It did not represent a season high in Canada as several games have had more than 900,000 viewers this year.Manziel, a former Heisman Trophy winner, threw four interceptions as the last-place Alouettes lost 50-11 to Hamilton.
Does this mean more Johnny Football on TV? I’d say he better play better or next time n will want to tune in.
80% of those people tuned into to watch Manziel suck https://t.co/rw1E6QqU1K
— The Notorious W.V.C (@thewillcotton) August 8, 2018
America loves a train wreck
— chris (@clousefoor) August 8, 2018
— Kevin Beard (@mtbeard) August 8, 2018