If the NFL’s TV ratings were a baseball player, he’d be batting ninth. In a National League lineup. (I know a little bit more about baseball than you think.)
The game between the Bears and Vikings generated the lowest overnight rating for a Week Eight Monday night contest since ESPN acquired the package in 2006. Prior to that, ABC televised Monday Night Football to much larger numbers.
Via SportsBusiness Daily, the 7.2 rating marked an 18-percent drop in comparison to Colts-Panthers from 2015. That game featured an undefeated Carolina team. This year, a previously 5-1 Vikings team sleepwalked through 60 minutes of action against the previously 1-6 Bears.
Next Monday’s game features the Bills at the Seahawks. The next potentially compelling MNF game comes in nearly four weeks, when the Eagles host the Packers.