Saints-Panthers on ESPN Delivers Second-Best Monday Night Football Overnight Rating of the Season and is Up 40 Percent Year-Over-Year

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Saints-Panthers on ESPN Delivers Second-Best Monday Night Football Overnight Rating of the Season and is Up 40 Percent Year-Over-Year

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (8:15-11:15 p.m. ET) – a New Orleans Saints’ 12-9 victory over the Carolina Panthers – earned a 9.1 overnight rating according to Nielsen, based on the metered markets. This is the second-best MNF overnight rating of the season (Chiefs-Rams earned an 11.3) and an increase of 40 percent vs. last year (Falcons-Buccaneers earned a 6.5). Saints-Panthers peaked from 11-11:15 p.m. ET with a 10.5 metered market rating.

Local markets: In New Orleans the game delivered a 13.4 rating on ESPN and a 46.4 rating on WDSU-NBC, for a combined 59.8 rating in the market. In Charlotte, the game delivered a 10.3 rating on ESPN and a 16.1 rating on WJZY-FOX, for a combined 26.4 rating in the market.

The top metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): Greensboro (16.9), Raleigh-Durham (13.3), Norfolk (12.7), Kansas City (12.3), San Diego and Seattle-Tacoma (11.9), Richmond-Petersburg (11.6), Washington D.C. (11.5), Greenville (10.9), Minneapolis-St. Paul (10.7).

Postgame SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt Delivers Best Overnight Rating of the Season
Last night’s postgame edition of SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt averaged a 3.1 overnight rating according to Nielsen, based on the metered markets. This is the best overnight rating for a postgame SportsCenter all season.

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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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