Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

Patriots Lead ESPN’s MNF To Season High Rating

The Patriots’ lone appearance on Monday Night Football sent the series to a season-high in the metered markets.

The Week 11 Bills/Patriots Monday Night Football game had a 10.0 overnight rating on ESPN, up 18% from Steelers/Titans last year (8.5) but down 11% from Patriots/Panthers in 2013 (11.2). The 10.0 is the highest of the season for a Monday night game (12 telecasts), topping the previous mark of 9.9 for Lions/Seahawks in Week 4.

In addition to the season-high, the Patriots’ win scored the second-largest increase in overnights for MNF this season — behind only a 22% jump for Vikings/49ers in Week 1.

ESPN’s telecast had a 15.1 rating in Buffalo and a 10.9 in Boston. It was simulcast on local affiliates in both markets, earning a 27.1 on Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW and a 31.5 on Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. Secondary Patriots markets Providence (28.2) and Hartford (16.0) ranked third and fifth, respectively, and West Palm Beach was the top neutral market with a 16.1.

Credit to Sports Media Watch who originally published this information

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