Monday Night Football’s Ravens-Rams Delivers 11 Million Viewers

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Monday Night Football’s Ravens-Rams Delivers 11 Million Viewers

  • ESPN Wins the Night for the 12th Straight Monday
  • MNF is Up Six Percent Season to Date on ESPN; 25 Percent on ESPN Deportes

Last night’s Monday Night Football game – a Baltimore Ravens’ 45-6 victory over the Los Angeles Rams – averaged 11,056,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, according to Nielsen. This is an increase of 11 percent vs. MNF’s Week 12 game last year (Tennessee Titans-Houston Texans).

The Ravens-Rams MNF game helped ESPN win the night among all networks, broadcast or cable, in households, viewers and key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54). MNF was also the highest-rated telecast of the night across all broadcast and cable networks among the same demos. ESPN has now won the night all 12 Mondays since the start of the NFL season, while MNF has been the No. 1 telecast those same weeks.

On ESPN, Ravens-Rams averaged 10,925,000 viewers, which is an increase of 11 percent vs. Week 12 last year. The audience peaked from 9-9:15 p.m. ET with 13,046,000 viewers. ESPN Deportes added 131,000 viewers, which is an increase of 50 percent vs. Week 12 last year.

Local markets:

  • Baltimore: The game delivered an 11.8 rating on ESPN and a 24.6 rating on WBAL-NBC for a combined 36.4 rating.
  • Los Angeles: The game delivered a 5.6 rating on ESPN and a 5.6 on KABC-ABC for a combined 11.2 rating.

The top 10 markets: Seattle-Tacoma (10.9), Washington, DC (10.7), San Diego (10.0), Kansas City, Las Vegas and Norfolk (8.9), San Francisco (8.6), Denver and Jacksonville (8.5), Cleveland and Pittsburgh (8.2)

Through 13 games, MNF’s average audience of 12,534,000 viewers is up six percent season-to-date (vs. 11,773,000 in 2018).

ESPN Deportes’ Monday Night Football average audience of 103,000 viewers is up 25 percent season-to-date (83,000 in 2018).

Monday Night Countdown: Last night’s Monday Night Football pregame show averaged 1.4 million viewers, a 24 percent increase over Week 12 in 2018. Monday Night Countdown is up 12 percent for the season, averaging 1.4 million viewers.

Next Week: Kirk Cousins and the 8-3 Minnesota Vikings travel to Seattle to face NFL MVP candidate Russell Wilson and the 9-2 Seahawks in a matchup of NFC Playoff hopefuls on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET).

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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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