'Monday Night Football' Wins the Night Among All Networks in Total Viewers and Key Demographic Ratings

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September 18th, 2012

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Monday Night Football Wins the Night among All Networks
Broncos-Falcons Delivers 11.6 Rating and 15.5 Million Viewers
Last night’s ESPN Monday Night Football game – an Atlanta Falcons’ 27-21 victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos– helped ESPN win the night among all networks – broadcast or cable – in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos. Similarly, MNF led all television programs.
The game earned a 11.6 household coverage rating (10.0 US), representing an average of 11,411,000 households (15,514,000 viewers – P2+), the fourth largest audience among viewers (third among households) for any program on cable television in 2012, according to Nielsen.
ESPN’s BCS National Championship Game (Alabama-LSU, 1/9/12) ranks as the most-viewed program of Nielsen’s year (24,214,000 viewers), followed by the network’s 2012 Rose Bowl (17,558,000 – Wisconsin-Oregon, 1/2/12) and ESPN’s 2011 MNF season-finale (15,638,000 – Atlanta-New Orleans, 12/26/11).
In Denver, the game delivered a 18.9 rating on ESPN and a 21.4 rating on KTVD-IND, for a combined 40.3 in the market. In Atlanta, the game delivered a 12.5 rating on ESPN and a 16.3 rating on WSB-ABC, for a combined 28.8 in the market.
  • TomJH

    “ESPN’s BCS National Championship Game (Alabama-LSU, 1/9/12) ranks as the most-viewed program of Nielsen’s year (24,214,000 viewers)”

    What ESPN don’t mention that it was the lowest rated championship game since they started having official championship games in 1992. Not to mention prior Bowl games with a #1 team/teams playing in them.
    Now that USC is most likely out of the championship race, ESPN is prying for Oregon and the eventual Big 12 champ to stumble so that they could have an Alabama-Florida State match up (and they’re sacrificing animals for ND to make it).

  • dum

    who cares. it wasnt on espn before.

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