Bears-Rams has impressive TV ratings


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Raj Mehta - USA Today Sports
Raj Mehta - USA Today Sports

ESPN’s Monday Night Football presentation of the Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams (8 p.m. ET) generated an audience of 10,501,000 viewers, despite a fourth-quarter lead of 21 points by the home team on their way to a 24-10 victory. ESPN’s audience averaged more 11,600,000 viewers for the majority of the game (8:45-10:30 p.m.), a timeframe in which the Rams scored 17 unanswered points following the Bears lone offensive-scoring drive.

Despite the lopsided score heading into the fourth quarter, Monday Night Football was the most-watched telecast and ESPN was the most-watched network (broadcast or cable) in primetime among households, viewers and all key demos (M18-34, M18-49, M25-54, P18-34, P18-49 and P25-54). The audience was 338,000 viewers shy of last year’s Week 7 MNF matchup between the Patriots and Jets (10,839,000 viewers).

Season-to-date, ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecasts are averaging 11,160,000 viewers per game (eight games), within arm’s reach of last year’s viewership at the same time (11,479,000 viewers).

Locally, Chicago was the No. 1 market, generating a 26.9 local rating across ESPN and local affiliate WLS. The complete top 10 of markets available:

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