NFL’s 10 Highest Rated Monday Night Football Games of All Time


The National Football League has all kind of statistics on its website, including the ten highest rated NFL Monday Night Football games of all time, according to Nielsen Company Figures. In a truly “C’mon Man” worthy moment for the program, not since 1990 has a Monday night game cracked its way into the top ten. Find out which games made the cut, and other facts about NFL Monday Night Football the year they did.

10. Dallas at Washington, October 8, 1973 (share: 40 percent; rating: 24.6), and Minnesota at Atlanta, November 19, 1973, (share: 40 percent, rating: 24.6)

In 1973, O.J. Simpson made his Monday Night Football debut, and these two games statistically tied in Neilsen ratings. Dallas and Washington were both 3-and-1 going into the Monday night game in October. The Redskins won, 14-7 over the Cowboys, making both touchdowns in the final four minutes of play.

Then in November, the 9 and 1 Vikings squared off against the Falcons who were 7 and 3 so far that season. The Falcons won, 20 to 14, but the Vikings went on to win the NFC championship, and lose the Super Bowl to the Miami Dolphins.