Editorial

‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Up 7% For Browns/Jets On ESPN

(Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports - via Reuters)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

ESPN had some great TV ratings Monday night when the Browns beat the Jets on “Monday Night Football.”

According to a Tuesday release from the network, the game between Baker Mayfield and the Jets generated seven percent higher ratings than the same block in 2018. (RELATED: Trevor Siemian Suffers Brutal Ankle Injury In Loss To The Browns)

The specific number of viewers wasn’t announced in the release from ESPN.

Once again, it’s great to see the NFL put up big TV numbers. When all the Kaepernick stuff was going down, it didn’t look good for a long time.

The TV ratings took a hit, fans were turning away from the game and it looked like the league wasn’t headed on the same outstanding trajectory it once was.

Well, I think it’s safe to say the days of trouble are over.

 

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Outside of the last “Sunday Night Football” game, the ratings have been incredibly strong this season for the NFL.

As I always say, as long as the ratings are high, that’s a good sign for America and the sport. This country is simply better off when football is front and center.

It’s a sign Americans still have common sense, and ESPN saw that firsthand last night.

 

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Hopefully, this trend of strong ratings continues throughout the season! It sure is great to see.