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The Philadelphia Eagles sought redemption Monday night with a Super Bowl rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs — and they got it.
The Eagles’ 21-17 victory over the Chiefs drew 28.96 million viewers on ABC and ESPN, the largest audience for Monday Night Football in 27 years, since the Packers-Cowboys game in November 1996, it has attracted more than 31 million viewers.
The audience far exceeded the previous record for FMN since it began simulcasting on ESPN, which accounted for the 22.67 million viewers of this season’s Week 1 Bill-Jets game.
The second-largest audience of the week came during the NFL national window on CBS, which featured Jets-Bills in most markets. This window brought in nearly 21 million viewers, actually down from Week 10 to become the NFL’s smallest national audience since Week 1.
CBS saw declines across its entire doubleheader, with the previous window managing 12.75 million. The network’s last doubleheader in Week 8 drew nearly 14 million for the opener.
NBC recorded a strong audience of 18.45 million viewers for the Vikings-Broncos game. That’s up week-over-week and year-over-year for the network. Fox’s unique program, which broadcast the Panthers-Cowboys in a majority of markets, also attracted more than 18 million viewers.
Prime Video also claims a “W” for its presentation of the Bengals-Ravens Thursday Night Football match. With 12.92 million viewers, the game generated the franchise’s largest average viewership in five weeks, up 25% from last season’s comparable game and 35% from last week. TNF delivery.