Fewer Viewers For Jets/Texans on ESPN

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The first Monday night NFL telecast of the season was off double-digits compared to last year.

Monday’s Jets/Texans NFL preseason game drew 4.966 million viewers on ESPN, down 12% from last year (NYG/NYJ: 5.614M), but up 9% from 2009 (CAR/NYG: 4.561M).

Though down from last year, the game attracted more viewers than the August 11 Seahawks/Chargers matchup, the first nationally televised game of the preseason (4.390M).

Among adults 18-49, Monday’s game drew a 1.9 rating — down 17% from last year (2.3).

(This week’s numbers from TV By the Numbers)

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