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ESPN scores best ratings ever with Vikings-Skins game

Updated: September 12, 2006, 10:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

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 Washington Redskins, 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 Christmas ...

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