or


[09/01/09 - 02:48 PM]
Monday Night Football: ESPN's Most-Viewed Preseason Game Ever and Highest-Rated Since 1996
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[via press release from ESPN]

Monday Night Football: ESPN's Most-Viewed Preseason Game Ever and Highest-Rated Since 1996

ESPN "Wins the Night" Among All Nets, Concludes Its Most-Viewed NFL Preseason Ever

Last night's preseason telecast of ESPN's Monday Night Football, a 17-10 victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the Houston Texans, earned a 6.0 rating, representing an average of 5,943,000 households (7,918,000 viewers � P2+), making it ESPN's most-viewed NFL preseason game ever and its highest-rated since New England-Dallas on Aug. 12, 1996 � 6.6 rating.

ESPN's MNF game was the most-viewed program of the night (broadcast or cable) among households, viewers, all key male demos, Adults 18-34, and Adults 18-49. Additionally, ESPN was the No. 1 network for the night (broadcast or cable) among households, viewers, and all key male and adult demos.

The game, which featured quarterback Brett Favre's second start since joining the Vikings, ranks as the ninth most-viewed cable program of the year and ESPN's third highest-rated/most-viewed program of the year among households.

ESPN's four preseason games in August averaged a 4.3 rating, 4,233,000 households, and 5,516,000 viewers (P2+), representing increases of 41%, 45%, and 44%, respectively, over the 2008 preseason schedule. The four-game average is the highest-rated preseason for ESPN since 2006 (4.6 rating) and the second highest-rated of the past 15 seasons. Additionally, this ranks as ESPN's most-viewed NFL preseason ever.

MNF REGULAR SEASON

ESPN will kick off the 40th season of Monday Night Football with a season-opening doubleheader on September 14 with a pair of Legacy Games celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the American Football League. ESPN's new MNF commentator team of Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski will call the Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (7 p.m. ET), followed by Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic and Steve Young calling the San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (10:15 p.m. ET).





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[02/01/15 - 08:51 AM]
"NFL Honors" Is the #1 Primetime Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/01/15 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "NFL Honors" Powers Demo Victory for NBC
The Peacock's coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 10:35 AM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Dominate ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 19-23
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 06:48 AM]
Original Programming on The Weather Channel Registers Double Digit Increases
Upcoming original primetime premieres include "Coast Guard Alaska" (February 23), "Weather of Biblical Proportions" (March 15), and "Brainstormers" (March 22).

[01/28/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.