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An unexpected second NFL game in primetime Monday crowded out most other things on TV — including ESPN’s regular Monday Night Football telecast.
CBS’ airing of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 26-10 victory over the New England Patriots (which was delayed a day after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19) dominated the primetime rankings, bringing in 14.6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49.
Monday Night Football, meanwhile, slipped to 8.65 million viewers — its second smallest audience of the season so far — and a 2.9 in the 18-49 demo for the Green Bay Packers’ victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
An NBC News town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivered 6.69 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. A little under 4 million of those people watched on NBC, with 2.67 million tuning in on MSNBC. Precise figures for CNBC weren’t available.
ABC’s Dancing With the Stars slipped to season lows with the extra competition, drawing a 0.9 in the 18-49 demo and 5.84 million viewers. Following CBS’ NFL game, a Monday edition of Big Brother drew a 0.9 in adults 18-49 and 3.39 million viewers. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and Fox’s L.A.’s Finest and Filthy Rich also declined.
Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News was the top non-sports show on cable with 4.92 million viewers. Two Major League Baseball playoff games averaged 2.33 million (Yankees-Rays) and 1.42 million (Astros-A’s) on TBS.
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