ESPN’s Monday Night Football: 49ers-Packers Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year


ESPN’s Monday Night Football: 49ers-Packers Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year

MNF’s Best Year-Over-Year Increase of the Season

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (8:15-11:30 p.m. ET) – a Green Bay Packers’ last-second 33-30 victory over the San Francisco 49ers – earned an 8.4 overnight rating according to Nielsen, based on the metered markets. This is an increase of 38 percent vs. last year’s Colts-Titans game (6.1) – MNF’s best year-over-year increase of the season. Last night’s game rating peaked from 11:15-11:30 p.m. ET with a 10.4 metered market rating.

Local markets: In San Francisco, the game delivered a 5.9 rating on ESPN and an 11.0 rating on KGO-ABC, for a combined 16.9 rating in the market. In Milwaukee, the game delivered a 6.9 rating on ESPN and a 26.8 rating on WISN-ABC, for a combined 33.7 rating in the market.

The top metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): Sacramento (14.9), New Orleans (14.8), Minneapolis-St. Paul (13.4), Norfolk, Va., (12.5), Chicago (11.1), Seattle-Tacoma (11.1), Richmond-Petersburg (10.9), Denver (10.8), Tampa-St. Pete (10.3) and Buffalo (10.1).

SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt – Up 39 Percent

Last night’s postgame edition of SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt earned a 2.5 metered market rating, an increase of 39 percent vs. last year’s comparable program following the Colts-Titans game (1.8).


Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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