Up in opposition to former teammate Russell Wilson and his new Denver Broncos crew, the Seattle Seahawks desperately wished a win final evening at residence.

With a 17-16 end result on , they received one — and so did ESPN, ABC and the NFL.

In one for the books, final evening’s primetime gridiron matchup in Jet City was watched by 19.9 million viewers.

To seize the magnitude of that Monday viewers, MNF’s viewership was 236% larger than the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards over on NBC on the similar time. In reality, whereas the Emmys hit an all-time low, the ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes broadcast sport has confirmed to be the third-most-watched MNF since 2009. The Seahawks’ win over Denver and Wilson additionally was the fourth-most-viewed NFL common season sport ever on the Disney-owned sports activities cabler.

For you sports activities trivia nuts (placing my very own hand up right here), the all-time report is held by the October 5, 2009, battle between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin. That sport noticed the Vikings win 30-23 and 21.84 million tune in.

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Looking again year-to-year, the 2022 MNF kickoff was up 16% from final yr’s Las Vegas Raiders 33-27 time beyond regulation win over the Baltimore Ravens. Last evening additionally noticed the debut of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman

delivering commentary from the MNF broadcast sales space and the eleventh season of Lisa Salters getting the information from the sidelines.

And right here’s the deal: Week 2 of MNF for the 2022 season may have a superb likelihood of blowing the wig off this week. Doubling down, actually and figuratively, sports-heavy Disney may have the Tennessee Titans up in opposition to the Buffalo Bills at 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and the Vikings taking up the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30 p.m.ET on ABC.

Someone ought to hand out an Emmy now to whoever scheduled that.

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