Peyton and Eli Manning’s alternative Monday Night Football broadcast rose 132% last week once the public realzied what channel they were on and how insanely entertaining the brothers would be with their array of guests.
With such a sharp rise, many expected a steep decline into this week. Instead, Week 3’s Manning-cast of the Cowboys-Eagles matchup drew slightly more viewers than Week 2’s, at 1.89 million.
The Manning-led product made up for approximately 12.8 percent of the network’s total viewership across both broadcasts.
The traditional broadcast on ESPN averaged 12.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched Week 3 MNF game in nine years.
The Manning-cast is taking a break for a few weeks, but will be back to work seven more games for ESPN this season. Just maybe one year they will be available to do a playoff game.