‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Drop From Previous Week
The ratings for the Oct. 2 “Monday Night Football” were down from the previous week.
According to Deadline, the game between the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs and the up-and-coming Washington Redskins was down 10 percent from the Dallas Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals game on Sept. 25.
A reason for the drop could be due to the fact that the Cowboys—the most popular NFL team—played the previous week.
The Redskins and Chiefs observed a moment of silence for the victims who were killed during the mass shooting incident in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Then, ESPN followed up with a showing of the national anthem. Only Chiefs players Marcus Peters and Ukeme Eligwe sat on the bench. But the other Chiefs stood for the anthem, while the Redskins stood and linked arms.
The Chiefs won 29-20 on Monday night.
The ratings for “Sunday Night Football,” which saw the Seattle Seahawks play the listless Indianapolis Colts, dropped from the previous week.
According to Deadline, the games ratings was down 5 percent from last week when the Washington Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders 27-10.
Sunday’s game was also down from last year at the same time.
During the game’s national anthem, several players with the Seattle Seahawks opted to sit. The Indianapolis Colts players stood and linked arms.