The Chicago Bears' 27-20 victory over an Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers tied Monday Night Football's best rating of the season with a 10.1 U.S. rating.
The NFC North battle tied with the MNF season-opening game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, and was slightly under its 16.5 million viewers with 16.1 million watchers.
The game helped ESPN win the night among all networks – broadcast or cable – among viewers, households and all key male and adult demos.
In Chicago, the game delivered a 20.3 rating on ESPN and a 13.7 on WCIU, for a combined 34.0 rating in the market. In Milwaukee, the game delivered a 13.9 rating on ESPN and a 36.4 on WISN, for a combined 50.3 rating in the market.
Through nine weeks (10 games), ESPN's Monday Night Football slate is pacing slightly higher than 2012 with a 8.5 U.S. rating and 13.4 million viewers.