Confronting former teammate Russell Wilson and his new Denver Broncos team, the Seattle Seahawks were desperate to win last night at home.
With a score of 17-16 on they got it, as well as ESPN, ABC and the NFL.
In one for the books, last night’s prime-time game in Jet City was watched by 19.9 million viewers.
To capture the scale of that Monday’s audience, WPCViewership was 236% higher than NBC’s 74th Primetime Emmy Awards at the same time. In fact, while the Emmys hit an all-time low, ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, and ESPN Deportes aired the game in third place. WPC since 2009. The Seahawks’ victory over Denver and Wilson also marked the fourth most watched NFL regular season game in the history of Disney-owned sports cable television.
For you sports junkies (raising my hand here), the all-time record currently belongs to the October 5, 2009 battle between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin. In this game, the Vikings won 30–23 and was watched by 21.84 million people.
Looking back year after year, 2022 WPC The start of the game was 16% higher than last year’s Las Vegas Raiders 33–27 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Last night also saw the debut of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who provided commentary from WPC broadcast booth and the 11th season of Lisa Salters receiving information from outside.
And here’s the deal, 2 weeks WPC in the 2022-2023 season, they have every chance to rip off the wig this week. Doubling down on the stakes, literally and figuratively, Disney’s sports heavyweights will have the Tennessee Titans take on the Buffalo Bills at 7:15 pm ET on ESPN and the Vikings will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30 pm ET on ABC.
Someone needs to give an Emmy to whoever planned this right now.