Mnf Draws 16.8 Million Viewers
ESPN's Monday Night Football telecast drew an average of more than 16.8 million viewers, Nielsen Research said on Wednesday. The game, in which the Chicago Bears defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 30-24, topped not only everything else offered on cable TV -- but on broadcast TV as well. (The highest-rated broadcast television show on Monday was CBS's Two and a Half Men , which drew 14.5 million viewers. For the first 10 games of the 2011 season, Monday Night Football has averaged 13.2 million viewers.