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ESPN Reveals Its Monday Night Football TV Ratings For 2018

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We all know football is king, but 2017 saw a relatively steep decline in viewership, which many assumed was a direct result of protests during the national anthem - though there were a multitude of factors.

On Wednesday afternoon, former ESPN employee and current Action Network insider Darren Rovell revealed the final numbers for ESPN's Monday Night Football.

The numbers tell a great story for ESPN and the NFL as a whole. According to Rovell, ESPN's viewership for Monday Night Football was up 8-percent over 2017.

The Worldwide Leader averaged 11.6 million viewers per contest.

Earlier this season, the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs met on Monday night and set viewership records for the company - the game averaged 16.7 million viewers. That certainly helped to inflate the numbers for ESPN this year.

Overall, it's a huge win for ESPN - despite some questions about the broadcast team. Ratings are also up across the board for most other networks as well.