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Monday Cable Final Nationals: ‘Monday Night Football’ Extends Monday Adult and Male Demos Win Streak to 11 Weeks for ESPN

The “Monday Night Football” game from Nov. 20 – an Atlanta Falcons’ 34-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks – averaged 10.8 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, according to Nielsen. MNF was the most-watched telecast on Monday night among households, viewers and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54), while ESPN won the night among all key male and adult demos of all telecasts — broadcast or cable — for the 11th consecutive Monday.

On ESPN, Falcons-Seahawks averaged a 6.4 U.S. household rating and 10.8 million viewers. The telecast peaked from 9:45-10 p.m. ET with a 7.3 U.S. household rating and 12.4 million viewers. On ESPN Deportes, Falcons-Seahawks averaged an additional 81,000 viewers.

In Atlanta, the game delivered an 8.8 rating on ESPN and a 12.3 on WSB-ABC, for a combined 21.1 rating in the market. In Seattle, the game delivered a 15.3 rating on ESPN and a 24.1 on KIRO-CBS, for a combined 39.4 rating.

The top metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): New Orleans (13.2), Portland, Ore. (12.0), San Diego (10.7), Norfolk (9.6), Las Vegas (9.1), Jacksonville (8.9), Philadelphia (8.8), Phoenix (8.6), Austin (8.4), and Denver and Tampa-St. Petersburg (8.3).

(Source: ESPN)

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s top original cable telecasts on Monday, November 20 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Autobiography Specials (A&E, 10:00 PM, 65 min.)
– 0.418 million viewers (#87)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#92)

Ride with Norman Reedus (AMC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.425 million viewers (#86)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#79)

Secret History of Comics (AMC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.384 million viewers (#88)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#86)

Real Housewives of Orange County (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.870 million viewers (#10)
– 0.67 A18-49 (#6)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.907 million viewers (#38)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

CNN Special Report: Late-Night in the Age of Trump (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.063 million viewers (#29)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#46)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.968 million viewers (#34)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#57)

Fast N Loud (DISC, 9:00 PM, 122 min.)
– 1.367 million viewers (#16)
– 0.45 A18-49 (#11)

Big Hero 6 Series (DSNY, 8:00 PM, 55 min.)
– 1.108 million viewers (#27)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#34)

Monday Night Countdown (ESPN, 6:00 PM, 135 min.)
– 1.394 million viewers (#15)
– 1.06 HH
– 0.50 A18-49 (#8)
– 0.52 A18-34

NFL Regular Season: Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks (ESPN, 8:15 PM, 218 min.)
– 10.758 million viewers (#1)
– 5.43 HH
– 3.53 A18-49 (#1)
– 2.50 A18-34

Holiday Baking Champion 4 (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.340 million viewers (#17)
– 0.40 A18-49 (#15)

Christmas Cookie Challenge (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.008 million viewers (#30)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#27)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.946 million viewers (#5)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#25)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.143 million viewers (#4)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#27)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.137 million viewers (#8)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#46)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.209 million viewers (#21)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#39)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.163 million viewers (#23)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#46)

Curse of Oak Island FL (HIST, 8:53 PM, 7 min.)
– 1.277 million viewers (#19)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#32)

American Pickers (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.307 million viewers (#18)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#39)

Pawn Stars (HIST, 10:03 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.166 million viewers (#22)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#35)

Pawn Stars (HIST, 10:33 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.005 million viewers (#31)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#39)

1980’s: Deadliest Decade (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.884 million viewers (#39)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#39)

People Magazine Investigates (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.130 million viewers (#25)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#30)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.776 million viewers (#12)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#39)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.681 million viewers (#7)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#24)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.063 million viewers (#9)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#37)

Teen Mom II S8 Reunion Part 2 (MTV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.084 million viewers (#28)
– 0.58 A18-49 (#7)

Teen Mom II Season 8 Unseen (MTV, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.709 million viewers (#56)
– 0.39 A18-49 (#17)

Long Lost Family (TLC, 8:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.134 million viewers (#24)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

Long Island Medium (TLC, 9:02 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.118 million viewers (#26)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#57)

The Healer (TLC, 10:05 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.788 million viewers (#45)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#92)

WWE RAW (USA, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.244 million viewers (#2)
– 1.96 HH
– 1.08 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.88 A18-34

WWE RAW (USA, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.194 million viewers (#3)
– 1.89 HH
– 1.08 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.88 A18-34

WWE RAW (USA, 10:00 PM, 70 min.)
– 2.785 million viewers (#6)
– 1.72 HH
– 0.96 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.88 A18-34

Love And Hip Hop 8 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.823 million viewers (#11)
– 0.94 A18-49 (#5)

Scared Famous (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.974 million viewers (#33)
– 0.47 A18-49 (#9)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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