Monday Night Football had another rough outing in Week 14, thanks to another matchup of mediocre teams.
The Week 14 Rams/Seahawks Monday Night Football game earned a 6.2 U.S. rating and 9.880 million viewers on ESPN December 12, down 19% in ratings and 17% in viewership from Week 14 last year (BAL/HOU: 7.7, 11.927M), and down 25% and 24%, respectively, from Week 14 in 2009 (SF/ARI: 8.3, 13.077M).
The game ranks as the third-lowest rated and third-least viewed Monday Night Football telecast of the season, ahead of only Ravens/Jaguars in Week 7 (6.1, 9.275M) and Chargers/Jaguars in Week 13 (6.1, 9.466M).
So far this season, three Monday night telecasts have drawn less than ten million viewers, more than the previous two seasons combined.
Despite the relatively low numbers, Rams/Seahawks was the #2 program of the night on broadcast or cable in households, P2+ viewership and the adults 18-49 demographic, and won the night among adults 18-34.
Of the first fifteen Monday Night Football telecasts this season, ten had declines in ratings and viewership compared to last year.
(Week 14 numbers from ESPN)