MNF’s Redskins-Eagles Game Helps ESPN Win Monday Night for the 13th Straight Week


MNF’s Redskins-Eagles Game Helps ESPN Win Monday Night for the 13th Straight Week

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MNF Viewership is Up Nine Percent Season-To-Date

Last night’s Week 13 Monday Night Football game (8:13-11:16 p.m. ET) – a Philadelphia Eagles’ 28-13 victory over the Washington Redskins – averaged 11,356,000 viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, according to Nielsen. This is an increase of 4 percent vs. last year’s week 13 game (10,962,000 million viewers for Bengals-Steelers).

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 13th straight Monday this fall. Redskins-Eagles was also the most-watched telecast of the night across all broadcast and cable networks among those same categories.

  • On ESPN, Redskins-Eagles averaged a 6.9 US household rating and 11,237,000 viewers. The telecast peaked from 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET with a 7.9 US household rating and 13,126,000 viewers.
  • On ESPN Deportes, Redskins-Eagles averaged an additional 119,000 viewers.

Season-to-date: MNF on ESPN is up nine percent vs. last year, averaging 11,737,000 viewers.

Local markets:

  • In Washington, D.C., the game delivered an 11.7 rating on ESPN and a 9.9 rating on WJLA-ABC, for a combined 21.6 rating in the market.
  • In Philadelphia, the game delivered a 10.1 rating on ESPN and a 21.6 rating on WPVI-ABC, for a combined 31.7 rating in the market.

The top metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): Richmond-Petersburg (16.9), Norfolk (15.4), New Orleans (13.6), Dallas-Fort Worth (12.2), Baltimore (10.9), San Diego (10.6), Austin (10.5), Denver (10.4), Kansas City (10.3) and Seattle-Tacoma (10.2).

Week 14 on MNF: The Seattle Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 10 at 8:15 p.m. ET. 


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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