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.
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
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.