ESPN Wins the Night for the 14th Straight Monday as Giants-Eagles Delivers 11.4 Million Viewers


ESPN Wins the Night for the 14th Straight Monday as Giants-Eagles Delivers 11.4 Million Viewers

Monday Night Football is Up Seven Percent Season to Date on ESPN; 24 Percent on ESPN Deportes

Last night’s Monday Night Football game – a Philadelphia Eagles’ 23-17 overtime victory over the New York Giants – averaged 11,443,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, according to Nielsen.

The Giants-Eagles game telecast helped ESPN win the night among all networks, broadcast or cable, in households, viewers and key male and people demos (18-34, 18-49, 25-54, 55+). MNF was also the highest-rated telecast of the night across all broadcast and cable networks among key male and people demos. ESPN has now won the night all 14 Mondays since the start of the NFL season, while MNF has been the No. 1 telecast those same weeks.

On ESPN, Giants-Eagles averaged 11,360,000 viewers. The audience peaked from 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET with 12,459,000 viewers. ESPN Deportes added 83,000 viewers, which is an increase of 13 percent vs. Week 14 last year.

Local markets:

  • New York: The game delivered a 6.7 rating on ESPN and a 7.3 rating on WABC-ABC for a combined 14.0 rating.
  • Philadelphia: The game delivered a 12.4 rating on ESPN and a 19.7 rating on WPVI-ABC for a combined 32.1 rating.

The top 10 markets: West Palm Beach (11.0), Norfolk (10.7), Hartford & New Haven (10.5), Baltimore (9.7), Dallas-Ft. Worth (9.4), Austin (9.3), Washington, DC, Nashville and Memphis (9.2), San Diego and Seattle-Tacoma (9.1).

Through 15 games, MNF’s average audience of 12,554,000 viewers is up seven percent season-to-date (vs. 11,740,000 in 2018).

ESPN Deportes’ MNF average audience of 104,000 viewers is up 24 percent season-to-date (vs. 84,000 in 2018).

Next Week: Drew Brees and the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints host the Indianapolis Colts on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET).




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.