As should be expected by now, the Seahawks’ win over New Orleans Monday night drew huge TV ratings. In fact, they were higher than for Seattle’s Sunday night win over the 49ers on Sept. 15, a game billed at the time as maybe the most-anticipated in team history.
Last night’s game against the Saints, available on ESPN and also on KONG, had a 47 rating in Seattle (the percentage of TV sets tuned to the game) and a 71 share (the percentage of all sets being watched at the time that were tuned to the game).
The Seattle-SF game earlier this year drew a 44.8 and 66.
Last night’s game also outdrew Seattle’s win at St. Louis in October — the Seahawks’ only other Monday night appearance this year — which had a 36.4 rating locally.
The numbers for last night’s game were not far off of some of those for last year’s playoff run.
The 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Fox last January had a 79 Nielsen share and a 45.6 rating.
As we wrote at the time, those ratings were higher than any TV event in Seattle since 2006, when the Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl. That game had a 54.4 rating and an 85 share.
The playoff win against Washington last January had a 46.7 rating, 76 share.
Last night’s game was a little down nationally from the usual MNF rating, however, drawing a 10.6.