49ers-Vikings MNF Game Had More Than Triple The TV Audience For MLB’s ALCS Game 7

The National Football League remains king.

On Monday, Game 7 of the Rangers-Astros ALCS was played at the same time as the 49ers-Vikings Week 7 ‘Monday Night Football’ game.

FOX’s coverage of the Texas Rangers 11-4 beatdown of the defending World Series champion Houston Astros averaged 5.2 million viewers across the broadcasting channels, per Nielsen. Meanwhile, ESPN’s telecast of the Vikings’ 22-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers more than tripled the Game 7 viewership.

Monday night’s telecast pulled 18.6 million viewers, up 57% from last season’s comparable game window. ESPN2’s alternate telecast with Peyton and Eli Manning contributed 1.1 million viewers to the total viewership.

Again, the NFL remains the king of the sports world in the United States and the gap seems to be shockingly growing between the NFL and all the other major sports leagues.