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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Monday Night Football’ Doubleheader on ESPN Dips Eight Percent from Last Year

ESPN was Monday night’s top network on television in all key figures with the Week 1 “Monday Night Football” doubleheader of New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos.

The two games averaged 10.68 million viewers and 5.26 million adults 18-49 from 6:55 p.m. to 1:21 a.m. Eastern. This was down 8 percent in total viewers (vs. 11.61 million) and down 9 percent among adults 18-49 (vs. 5.75 million) from the year-ago doubleheader of Pittsburgh-Washington and L.A. Rams-San Francisco on Sep. 12, 2016.

The declines are even steeper when comparing to the Week 1 MNF doubleheader of two years ago — Philadelphia-Atlanta and Minnesota-San Francisco on Sep. 14, 2015 — down 23 percent in total viewers (vs. 13.92 million) and down 26 percent among adults 18-49 (vs. 7.1 million).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, September 11, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.8/5 4109 0.8/4 1.1/4 1.3/4
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise (f) 254 92 3.2/6 4700 1.1/5 1.3/5 1.6/5
10:01 To Tell the Truth 261 91 2.0/4 2897 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/5 4105 0.3/2 0.7/2 1.1/3
8:00 Big Bang Theory (rs) 254 92 3.8/7 5749 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.5/5
8:30 Kevin Can Wait (rs) 254 92 2.9/5 4498 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.3/4
9:00 Mom (r) 254 92 2.8/5 4342 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/3
9:30 Life in Pieces (r) 254 92 2.1/4 3224 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
10:00 Scorpion (rs) 253 91 2.2/4 3408 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.8/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4923 0.7/3 1.3/4 1.6/5
8:00 American Ninja Warrior 244 92 3.6/6 6126 0.9/4 1.6/5 2.0/6
10:00 Midnight, Texas 241 90 1.6/3 2516 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.7/3 2482 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance 258 92 1.7/3 2482 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 968 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 251 90 0.6/1 1015 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Hooten and the Lady 251 90 0.6/1 922 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/1 1443 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1924 0.7/3
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.8/1 1460 0.5/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.0/2 1747 0.6/2
10:00 Hoy Voy a Cambiar (p) 0.7/1 1123 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 685 0.2/1
7:00 La Candidata 0.2/0 356 0.1/1
8:00 La Tierra Prometida 0.4/1 814 0.3/1
9:00 Totalmente Diva 0.3/1 586 0.2/1
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.3/1 654 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1791 0.7/3 0.8/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.9/2 1399 0.4/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.9/2 1534 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1748 0.7/3 0.7/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 2090 1.0/4 1.0/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 9/11/17

Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

To Tell the Truth” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Midnight, Texas” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Hooten and the Lady” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/0
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Preacher” (AMC)
0.62 household rating
0.972 million viewers
0.35 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.29
Men 18-49: 0.40

American Dad” (TBS, 10:00)
0.55 household rating
0.868 million viewers
0.46 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.42
Men 18-34: 0.53
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.55

People of Earth” (TBS, 10:30)
0.46 household rating
0.707 million viewers
0.31 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.23
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.36

Monday Night Football: New Orleans Saints @ Minnesota Vikings” (ESPN, 6:55)
6.79 household rating
11.392 million viewers
4.21 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 1.91
Men 18-34: 5.28
Women 18-49: 2.33
Men 18-49: 6.11

Monday Night Football: Los Angeles Chargers @ Denver Broncos” (ESPN, 10:12)
6.02 household rating
9.938 million viewers
3.94 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 1.85
Men 18-34: 4.82
Women 18-49: 2.27
Men 18-49: 5.63

Live+3 Days Ratings – Monday 9/11/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC BACHELOR IN PARADISE F 1.29 1.75 35% 4700 5739 22%
ABC TO TELL THE TRUTH O 0.59 0.65 10% 2897 3193 10%
CBS BIG BANG THEORY-SPCL RS 0.96 1.02 6% 5736 5975 4%
CBS KEVIN CAN WAIT – SPCL RS 0.82 0.84 2% 4485 4575 2%
CBS MOM 9PM R 0.78 0.80 3% 4340 4463 3%
CBS LIFE IN PIECES-MON R 0.59 0.61 3% 3220 3285 2%
CBS SCORPION R 0.51 0.52 2% 3400 3534 4%
NBC AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR O 1.56 1.75 12% 6126 6790 11%
NBC MIDNIGHT, TEXAS O 0.64 1.02 60% 2515 3712 48%
FOX SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE O 0.58 0.78 34% 2482 3125 26%
CW SUPERGIRL R 0.22 0.23 5% 1015 1070 5%
CW HOOTEN & THE LADY O 0.21 0.24 15% 922 1128 22%

Cable Rankings – Monday 9/11/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, September 11:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
80 55 INTERVENTION CA A&E 9:00 PM 60 534 0.21
75 61 INTERVENTION CA A&E 10:00 PM 63 599 0.20
71 34 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 629 0.30
52 19 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 749 0.37
45 16 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 834 0.41
38 13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 954 0.49
23 9 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1231 0.65
22 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1284 0.69
36 24 PREACHER AMC 9:00 PM 75 972 0.35
96 87 MARTIN BET 10:30 PM 30 312 0.14
87 98 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 475 0.12
15 11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1630 0.58
57 37 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 729 0.28
78 31 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 572 0.31
72 19 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 627 0.37
81 36 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 515 0.29
85 45 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 90 481 0.25
16 24 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1621 0.35
17 19 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1616 0.37
19 31 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1367 0.31
73 42 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 610 0.26
35 15 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 9:00 PM 62 976 0.42
49 28 GEAR DOGS DISC 10:02 PM 61 764 0.32
68 78 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 638 0.16
73 92 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 610 0.13
1 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: NEW ORLEANS @ MINNESOTA (6.79 HH, 3.60 A18-34) ESPN 6:55 PM 197 11392 4.21
2 2 NFL REGULAR SEASON: L.A. CHARGERS @ DENVER (6.02 HH, 3.34 A18-34) ESPN 10:12 PM 189 9938 3.94
64 66 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 30 673 0.19
56 55 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 30 734 0.21
59 48 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 30 717 0.23
69 55 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 30 637 0.21
93 92 I HART FOOD FOOD 10:00 PM 30 428 0.13
84 87 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 482 0.14
6 38 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2645 0.27
8 53 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2252 0.22
9 45 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2240 0.25
94 66 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: JUST GO WITH IT FRFM 8:20 PM 160 394 0.19
43 27 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE OTHER WOMAN FX 8:00 PM 150 854 0.34
89 75 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE OTHER WOMAN FX 10:30 PM 150 468 0.17
99 82 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 289 0.15
100 87 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 275 0.14
90 92 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 464 0.13
83 87 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 487 0.14
98 87 THE DARK KNIGHT HBO 8:15 PM 152 295 0.14
29 73 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1113 0.18
27 66 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1150 0.19
25 61 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1156 0.20
24 66 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1195 0.19
12 38 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1711 0.27
14 42 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1657 0.26
30 34 TIME MACHINE HIST 8:00 PM 170 1095 0.30
50 48 TIME MACHINE HIST 10:50 PM 63 760 0.23
40 75 MURDER STREET ID 8:00 PM 60 870 0.17
28 61 20/20 ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 1133 0.20
34 48 CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD ID 10:00 PM 60 1038 0.23
58 55 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT: PRETTY WOMAN LIF 8:00 PM 182 720 0.21
13 55 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1660 0.21
7 24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2607 0.35
11 48 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1959 0.23
82 38 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 8:00 PM 60 492 0.27
20 7 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 9:00 PM 61 1347 0.78
79 28 SIESTA KEY MTV 10:01 PM 61 536 0.32
76 66 INSIDE 9/11 NGC 7:00 PM 120 588 0.19
92 78 INSIDE 9/11 NGC 9:00 PM 120 444 0.16
18 42 I AM FRANKIE NICK 7:30 PM 60 1473 0.26
33 61 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1047 0.20
46 48 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 807 0.23
63 53 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 676 0.22
66 55 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 644 0.21
62 47 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 680 0.24
65 98 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 645 0.12
67 98 PAW PATROL NKJR 9:30 PM 30 643 0.12
70 82 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 634 0.15
88 92 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:01 PM 30 474 0.13
91 82 SYFY MOVIE: NEED FOR SPEED SYFY 8:00 PM 180 447 0.15
53 19 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 742 0.37
51 19 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 758 0.37
55 17 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 736 0.40
53 18 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 742 0.38
41 14 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 10:00 PM 30 868 0.46
60 31 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBS 10:30 PM 30 707 0.31
77 75 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: EXTENDED TLC 8:00 PM 60 581 0.17
26 38 COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 60 1155 0.27
42 73 MEET THE PUTMANS TLC 10:00 PM 64 859 0.18
32 28 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: CINDERELLA (2015) TNT 8:00 PM 136 1063 0.32
86 82 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: INTO THE WOODS TNT 10:16 PM 166 477 0.15
95 92 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 318 0.13
97 82 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 305 0.15
60 92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 707 0.13
47 78 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 768 0.16
43 61 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 854 0.20
36 66 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.62 HH, 0.11 A18-34) TWC 8:00 PM 60 972 0.19
39 66 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.58 HH, 0.09 A18-34) TWC 9:00 PM 60 879 0.19
47 78 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.51 HH, 0.07 A18-34) TWC 10:00 PM 60 768 0.16
3 5 WWE RAW (1.83 HH, 0.84 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 3022 1.01
4 3 WWE RAW (1.72 HH, 0.87 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 2987 1.03
5 6 WWE RAW (1.58 HH, 0.81 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 65 2699 0.93
10 3 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2095 1.03
21 10 BALLER WIVES VH1 9:00 PM 60 1292 0.61
31 12 BALLER WIVES VH1 10:00 PM 60 1087 0.55

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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