Coming off a pair of stinkers in Week 1, ESPN got a much needed bounce for Monday’s game between the Broncos and Falcons.
The Week 2 Broncos/Falcons “Monday Night Football” game earned a 10.0 U.S. rating and 15.514 million viewers on ESPN, up 28% in ratings and 30% in viewership from Rams/Giants in Week 2 last year (7.8, 11.922M), and up 6% and 3%, respectively, from Saints/49ers in 2010 (9.4, 15.120M).
The game ranks as the highest rated and most-viewed Week 2 “MNF” telecast since Eagles/Cowboys in 2008 (11.3, 18.608M).
To put Monday’s numbers in perspective, both games of the Week 1 Monday night doubleheader drew fewer than 11 million viewers.
Through Week 2, “Monday Night Football” is averaging an 8.1 U.S. rating and 12.410 million viewers on ESPN.
(Monday’s numbers from ESPN Media Zone)