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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:11 PM

No TV content? (strikes) More football.

ABC will air an additional 10 ‘Monday Night Football’ games because of writers and actors strikes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC will be airing more “Monday Night Football” games than originally planned.

An additional 10 games originally set to appear only on ESPN will be simulcast on ABC. The additional games will be on network television because of the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents Disney, Netflix, Amazon and others.

Last Monday’s game between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills averaged 22.6 million viewers on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. New York’s 22-16 overtime victory was the most-watched Monday night game since ESPN took over the package in 2006.

The move also means that ABC has a game all 18 weeks of the regular season along with simulcasts of two playoff games.


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Sky Jewels Sep 18 #1
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:14 PM

1. Well ... yech.

I hate football. Why didn't they consult me? I'm beginning to think the programmers don't really care about my personal preferences.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:18 PM

2. With ratings of 22 million, I can see this as an annual thing.

Tv shows get horrible ratings today. Sports and some award shows do well. Otherwise, just awful.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:45 PM

3. The problem is that 10 Sunday games are moving to Monday

People already have hotel reservations and flights planned. Let alone staffing. If I had a trip planned to say Green Bay or KC I’d be pissed.

The owner of the Giants, Mara, already made a rare public statement about the “flex games” being moved for the reason stated above.

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