ESPN scores best ratings ever with Vikings-Skins game
NEW YORK -- ESPN's first regular-season Monday night NFL game under the new contract drew the cable network's biggest audience ever and delivered a major boost to ESPN.com and its new "Monday Night Surround" content.
The game between the Minnesota Vikings and
won 19-16 by Minnesota, drew a 9.9 rating, representing an average
of between nearly 9.2 million and 12.57 million households, the
network said. The previous record was 8.9 million households on
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