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ESPN Monday Night Football Overnight Rating Update

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  • Chiefs at Broncos – Up 8 Percent Versus Comparable Game a Year Ago

Last night’s ESPN Monday Night Football game – a Kansas City Chiefs’ 27-23 dramatic come-from-behind victory over their AFC West Division rival Denver Broncos – earned a 9.1 overnight rating according to Nielsen, based on the metered markets. This is an increase of 8 percent compared to the 8.4 rating for the Redskins-Chiefs week 4 game in 2017. The game rating peaked from 11:00-11:15 p.m. ET with a 10.6 metered market rating.

The Monday Night Football debut of Kansas City’s first year quarterback Patrick Mahomes also delivered the series’ highest overnight rating since the 9.3 rating for Dallas-Arizona on September 25, 2017.

Local markets:

  • In Kansas City, the game delivered a 15.5 rating on ESPN and a 30.3 rating on KMBC-ABC, for a combined 45.8 rating in the market.
  • In Denver, the game delivered a 15.8 rating on ESPN and a 20.7 on KTVD-NBC, for a combined 36.5 rating in the market.

Top 10 markets:

The top 10 metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): New Orleans (14.7), Albuquerque-Santa Fe (14.0), Washington, DC (12.5), Norfolk (12.0), Richmond-Petersburg (11.8), Baltimore (11.6), Sacramento (11.2), Tulsa (11.0), Phoenix (11.0), and San Diego (10.9).

Final numbers are expected late afternoon.

Chiefs at Broncos on MNF was part of another significant day of live sports on ESPN. For information on ESPN’s historic MLB tiebreaker doubleheader ratings, visit ESPN Media Zone.

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