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[10/03/06 - 08:05 PM]
ESPN's NFL Coverage Up 30% VS. 2005
Eagles/Packers showdown is also cable television's fourth-biggest audience of all time, and third-biggest this year.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN'S NFL COVERAGE UP 30% VS. 2005

LAST NIGHT, ESPN LEADS ALL NETWORKS FOR KEY MALE DEMOS 20.4 GROSS RATINGS POINTS ON TV, 27 MILLION PAGE VIEWS ON ESPN.COM

Last night, ESPN earned a 10.2 rating for the Philadelphia Eagles' 31-9 defeat of the Green Bay Packers, representing 9,426,000 homes, cable television's fourth-biggest audience of all time, and third-biggest this year, behind only previous MNF telecasts. It was the third-straight week that MNF earned a rating over a 10.

In addition, last night ESPN led all networks - cable or broadcast - in delivery of all key male demos, including nearly twice as many men 18-34 as the nearest competitor. MNF continues to boost ESPN's ratings throughout the day; adding in the pre- and post-game shows, ESPN delivered 20.4 gross ratings points.

Online, ESPN.com's NFL and "Monday Night Surround" content viewed on computers and wireless devices generated more than 27 million page views Monday, up 68 percent over page views last year according to Web measurement tool HitBox. In addition, there were 1.5 million views of pro-football-related videos on ESPN Motion and ESPN360 on Monday (through Tuesday at noon).

For the NFL season to date, MNF on ESPN is averaging a 10.3 rating and 9,477,000 homes (12,935,000 P2+). These represent increases of 30%, 32% and 33%, respectively, compared to the first four weeks of last year's ESPN Sunday Night Football (7.9 rating, 7.165 million homes, 9.746 million viewers). ESPN's five MNF games so far are cable television's best ratings and largest audiences of the year.

ESPN's MNF telecast was simulcast on local over-the-air channels in Milwaukee (23.0 rating) and Philadelphia (20.3 rating), boosting the network's audience to an estimated average of 10,227,000 households.

Sunday NFL Countdown Up 15%, Monday Night Countdown Up 35%

* Sunday NFL Countdown is averaging a 2.3, up 15% from a 2.0 at this point last year. Sunday, the show earned a 2.4 rating, representing 2,224,000 homes, the most in the regular season in nearly three years - since Nov. 2, 2003 (2,263,000, based on a 2.6 rating).

* Monday Night Countdown is averaging a 2.3, up 35% from a 1.7 after four weeks in 2005.

NEXT WEEK ON MNF

Next week, ESPN's MNF will feature the 4-0 Baltimore Ravens visiting the 2-1 Denver Broncos at 8:30 p.m. The complete Monday NFL schedule on ESPN:

Time (ET) Program
3 - 5 p.m. SportsCenter Special Edition: Monday Night Kickoff
5 - 5:30 p.m. Around the Horn
5:30 - 6 p.m. Pardon the Interruption
6 - 7 p.m. NFL PrimeTime Presented by Miller Lite
7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday Night Countdown Delivered by UPS
8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Monday Night Football: Baltimore at Denver
11:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. SportsCenter





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[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.