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OCT
11
3 YEARS

TV Ratings: Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears Score for ESPN

The "Monday Night Football" game is the second-best rated game of the year, according to very preliminary numbers.

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions
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Early ratings for Monday Night Football's Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears are in.

In Chicago, the game delivered a 18.7 household rating on ESPN, and a 13.3 household for WCIU, for a combined 32.0 rating in the market.

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In Detroit, the game rated a 10.7 household on ESPN and 25.7 on WXYZ, with a combined 36.4 ratting in the market.

The Lions beat the Bears 24-13.

The average metered market rating was 11.3. If that holds after final numbers are in, it will be the second best rated game of the year for ESPN, behind Washington - Dallas two weeks ago.

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It beats the season opener of New England - Miami, which rated a 10.6 household.