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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Near Season Low

The ratings for “Monday Night Football” dropped by 18 percent over the week prior, according to Deadline Tuesday.

The night, which started out with three Miami Dolphins players taking a knee during the national anthem in Charlotte, North Carolina, did nothing to help the NFL and ESPN as the Carolina Panthers destroyed the Dolphins 45-21. (RELATED: ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Down)

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 13: Trai Turner #70 of the Carolina Panthers throws the ball into the stands after his team scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 13: Trai Turner #70 of the Carolina Panthers throws the ball into the stands after his team scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Last night’s game scored a 6.2 in metered market results. That puts it almost dead-even with the lowest game so far of the 2017-2018 season. That came from October 17th, when the Tennessee Titans scored a 36-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The night earned a 6.1 in metered market results and came in with 8.4 million viewers and a 2.9 rating among adults ages 18-49.

In comparison, last week’s battle in the Motor City when the Detroit Lions beat the Green Bay Packers scored a 3.8 rating in the key demographic with 11.08 million viewers.

The Monday night game was also down by 22 percent over the week 10 game during the 2016-2017 season on November 14th, when the Cincinnati Bengals beat the New York Giants. That game came in with a 3.6 rating among adults ages 18-49 with 10.7 million viewers.

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