Overall, MNF‘s ratings are down a whopping 19% this year, according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch.

MNF’s ratings have cratered this year, down 19%. (Was down before debate.) Tonight will offer more data whether a blip or larger trend.


Now that the numbers have come in for last night’s game, we can safely label the NFL’s ratings problems as a larger trend. The question now becomes how does the NFL fix the problem?