"Monday Night Football" telecast up 31% in ratings from 2019

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” telecast featuring the first home game for the Las Vegas Raiders delivered an average audience of 15.6 million viewers, marking a 31 percent year-over-year increase from the second Monday night game last year, according to the network.

The Raiders exciting 34-24 comeback against the New Orleans Saints was the highest-rated Monday night game since the Nov. 2019 matchup between Seattle and San Francisco, and its second-best in 24 Monday night games dating back to a Chiefs-Rams tilt in Nov. 2018.

Monday night’s game from the Raiders’ new stadium on the strip also was the highest-rated among viewers in Las Vegas in more than a decade. It delivering a 22.1 local rating, meaning more than one-fifth of TVs in the area tuned in.

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