Week 15 Wrap: Season-Low Viewership For Jets/Titans on “MNF”

Posted by | December 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM

The final Monday night NFL game of the season was a dud on the field and in the ratings.

The Week 15 Jets/Titans “Monday Night Football” game drew a 6.6 U.S. rating and 10.1 million viewers on ESPN, down 35% in ratings and 39% in viewership from Steelers/49ers last year (10.1, 16.7M), and down 33% and 41%, respectively, from Bears/Vikings in 2010 (9.9, 17.1M).

The game ranks as the lowest rated (tie) and least-viewed “MNF” telecast of the season. So far this season, six NFL telecasts on ESPN have drawn a rating of 7.0 or lower, matching the previous two seasons combined.

With that said, Monday’s season-low ranks above three of last year’s games — Ravens/Jaguars in Week 7 (6.1, 9.3M), Chargers/Jaguars in Week 13 (6.1, 9.5), and Rams/Seahawks in Week 14 (6.2, 9.9M).

Among adults 18-49, Monday’s game drew a 3.6 rating — down 44% from last year (6.4).

(Monday’s numbers from ESPN, with additional info from The Futon Critic)