Monday Night Football and Toy Story Funday Football Put Up Big Viewership Numbers

ESPN featured multiple game presentations during NFL’s Week 4, with Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, Oct. 2) delivering more than 16.6 million viewers (ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and NFL+) for Seahawks-Giants following Falcons-Jaguars (9:30 a.m., Oct. 1) — from Wembley Stadium Sunday in London — driving ESPN+ and Disney+ to new audience records for each platform, respectively.

  • With an audience of 16,618,000 viewers, Monday Night Football was up 32% from last season’s MNF Week 4 game (Rams-49ers) and is the best MNF week 4 game in 14 years (2009).
  • And that came in a one-sided matchup that saw the Seattle Seahawks repeatedly sack New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones en route to a 24-3 victory
  • The audience peaked at 19.7 million viewers late in the first half (9:30 – 9:45 p.m. ET).
  • Overall, MNF was unsurprisingly the top telecast of the night across broadcast and cable.
  • Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli (ESPN2) delivered 1.3 million viewers in their second episode this season.

  • The Falcons-Jaguars traditional game presentation was the most-viewed event ever on ESPN+, and the Toy Story Funday Football alternate presentation delivered the biggest live event to date on Disney+ (based on peak concurrency).
  • ESPN+ also carried Toy Story Funday Football.
  • Check out our rundown of how Toy Story Funday Football went on Sunday morning.
Mike Mack
Mack is the Editorial Director for Marvel and ESPN content and he has covered comic cons, theme park events, video game showcases and other fun events. He is a fan of theme parks, sports, movies, Marvel Comics and is a self-proclaimed "nerd."