‘Monday Night Football’ Sees Ratings Bump

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Despite the NFL’s struggles on Sunday’s and Thursday’s, the Week 7 edition of Monday Night Football between the Eagles and the Redskins, saw a ratings bump.

Metered results found the October 23 game earning a 7.9 rating, up 30 percent over last week’s season-low between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts.

Even as the Titans snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 36-22 victory against the Colts on October 16, the game only achieved a low 6.1 in metered markets.

The Week 6 game fell over 3% from the October 17, 2016, game between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets. The Titans-Colts game saw a season low with a 3.0 among the 18-49 age demographic and only 8.4 million viewers.

By contrast, Monday night’s game peaked in the 9:45 to 10 PM slot with a 9.5 rating, according to Deadline.

With this week’s ratings bump, Monday Night Football is up four percent over 2016’s season ratings.

The ratings bump comes after the TV networks stopped showing the national anthem. The networks have gone back to their former practice of airing commercials during the time the national anthem is played in the stadium.

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