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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Prove No Treat For NFL

The ratings for “Monday Night Football” proved to be no treat for the NFL, dropping 9 percent from last week’s game, according to Deadline Tuesday.

In the AFC West battle at Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri, the Kansas City Chiefs held the lead though the night to beat the Denver Broncos 29-19. The match only scored 7.2 in metered market results. (RELATED: ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Down)

Oct 30, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby (83) catches a pass for a touchdown as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Eric Murray (21) defends during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports - 10382152

Oct 30, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby (83) catches a pass for a touchdown as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Eric Murray (21) defends during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Monday night game last year in week 8 actually scored exactly the same number, a 7.2, in metered market results with 10.4 million viewers and a 3.5 rating among adults ages 18-49.

Last week’s Monday night game scored a 7.9 in metered market results with 11.3 million viewers and a 3.9 rating in the key demographic. That was up 30 percent over the week prior.

The 2017-2018 season has been rocked by national anthem protests and ratings slides for the league.