The Seahawks Beating The 49ers Gets Almost 16 Million Viewers On ‘Monday Night Football’

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The Seattle Seahawks beating the San Francisco 49ers generated some monster TV ratings for ESPN on “Monday Night Football.”

According to TVByTheNumbers, 15.97 million people watched Russell Wilson and company take care of business against Jimmy G and the 49ers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

That’s about two million more viewers than the Cowboys and Giants got last week.


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I’m not surprised at all that the “MNF” ratings are through the roof for this game. The 49ers entered the matchup undefeated, Jimmy G is balling out and Russell Wilson is almost always required-viewing.

It had all the ingredients for an epic game, and it didn’t disappoint one bit. Wilson and the Seahawks squeaked it out in overtime, and it couldn’t have been more entertaining.


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Once again, the primetime numbers have also just been insane for the NFL this season. It’s hard to comprehend how every single game is putting up gigantic ratings.

I guess that’s what happens when you focus on putting quality games in primetime and just keep the light on football instead of other nonsense.

Business is booming right now when it comes to primetime games, and you’d have to be an idiot to disagree. No matter what you think of the people running the NFL, they’ve done a great job of giving us a primetime slate people are interested in.