‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Get A Nice Bump. The Numbers Continue To Climb

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
Font Size:

ESPN got a nice lift in the ratings from the “Monday Night Football” game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.

According to Deadline, the 28-13 Eagles victory got a 8.2 rating, which means roughly eight percent of households with televisions tuned in. That’s a five percent bump from the same slot last season and a 17 percent bump over the “MNF” game last week.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Philadelphia Eagles (@philadelphiaeagles) on

Once again, we have more proof of NFL ratings trending in a good direction. Sure, the “SNF” ratings were down this week, but the numbers have been going up this season(RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From NFL Week 13)

It’s amazing what can happen when we focus on good football games instead of politics.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Philadelphia Eagles (@philadelphiaeagles) on

The product on the field this year has also been awesome. There are several teams that are just gunning it all over the place, and it’s so much fun to watch.

Add in the fact the primetime games are legitimately interesting once again, and it’s not hard at all to understand why the numbers are going in a positive direction.

Am I prepared to officially declare the problems fixed and the NFL is once again great? Not yet, but that’s the direction we’re heading in.

Miami Dolphins Week GIF by NFL - Find & Share on GIPHY

Follow David Hookstead on Twitter