The Eagles and Chiefs clash on Monday night was undoubtedly a highlight of the 2023 NFL regular season, promising substantial viewership due to its Super Bowl rematch status. The burning question was just how massive the audience would be.
As it turns out, the answer is “enormous.”
The Eagles’ thrilling 21-17 victory captivated an average of 29.02 million viewers across multiple networks: ABC (15.55 million), ESPN (11.49 million), ESPN2’s entertaining “Manningcast” (1.92 million), and ESPN Deportes (64K).
This Monday night showdown marked the largest viewership for a regular-season NFL game on a Monday night since November 18, 1996, when the Cowboys secured a 21-6 win over the Packers, drawing a staggering 31.45 million viewers.
The game boasted an impressive average rating of 14.9, making it the most-watched NFL game this season across all networks. In fact, it stands as the most-watched television program since these same two teams squared off in Super Bowl LVII back in February.
While the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day games are renowned for their massive ratings, their upcoming clash against the Commanders on Thursday faces a daunting challenge in surpassing the extraordinary numbers achieved on Monday night.