NFL Week 10: Despite Chiefs’ Presence, “MNF” Overnight Not Bad

Posted by | November 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Even with the moribund Kansas City Chiefs on the schedule, the latest edition of “Monday Night Football” earned solid numbers.

The Week 10 edition of “Monday Night Football,” pitting the 1-7 Chiefs against the Steelers, earned a 9.0 overnight rating on ESPN — down 2% from Vikings/Packers last year (9.2), and down 14% from Eagles/Washington in 2010 (10.5).

The 9.0 overnight is the fifth-lowest of the season for “MNF” (eleven telecasts), ahead of only Bengals/Ravens (8.1) and Chargers/Raiders (7.9) in Week 1, Lions/Bears in Week 7 (7.3), and 49ers/Cardinals in Week 8 (8.3).

Locally, Chiefs/Steelers drew a 45.5 in Pittsburgh (14.2 on ESPN, 31.3 on local affiliate) and a 34.3 in Kansas City (15.1 on ESPN, 19.1 on local affiliate).

(Monday’s overnight from ESPN)