MNF is No. 1 Show on Monday as ESPN Wins the Night for 12th Straight Week

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MNF is No. 1 Show on Monday as ESPN Wins the Night for 12th Straight Week

MNF Viewership is Up 10 Percent Season-To-Date

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ESPN’s Week 12 Monday Night Football game (8:14-11:09 p.m. ET) – a Houston Texans’ 34-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans – averaged 9,822,000 viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, according to Nielsen. This is an increase of 17 percent vs. last year’s week 12 game (8,363,000 viewers).

ESPN won the night among all networks, broadcast or cable, in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49, 25-54) for the 12th straight week this fall. Titans-Texans was also the highest-rated telecast of the night across all broadcast and cable networks among those same categories.

  • On ESPN, Titans-Texans averaged a 6.0 US household rating and 9,735,000 viewers. The telecast peaked from 9-9:15 p.m. ET with a 6.9 US household rating and 11,319,000 viewers.
  • On ESPN Deportes, Titans-Texans averaged an additional 87,000 viewers.

Local markets: In Nashville, the game delivered a 6.4 rating on ESPN and a 15.1 rating on WKRN-ABC, for a combined 21.5 rating in the market. In Houston, the game delivered a 10.7 rating on ESPN and an 18.7 rating on KTRK-ABC, for a combined 29.4 rating in the market.

The top metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): New Orleans (12.0), Austin (10.0), Phoenix (9.9), Denver (9.5), Kansas City and Portland (9.2), San Antonio (9.1), Dallas-Ft. Worth and Norfolk (8.8), Seattle-Tacoma (8.6).

Season-to-date: MNF on ESPN is up 10 percent vs. last year, averaging 11,765,000 viewers.

Week 13 on ESPN’s MNF: In a matchup of NFC East division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles host the Washington Redskins on Dec. 3 at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Postgame SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt – Up 16 Percent
Monday’s postgame edition of SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt averaged 2,749,000 viewers, which is an increase of 16 percent vs. last year’s comparable show. 

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Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.
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