Following Controversial ‘MNF’ Game, ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ Draws Record Ratings

Sep 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

ESPN’s 90-minute postgame edition of "SportsCenter" following this week’s controversial Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks "Monday Night Football" game was “SportsCenter’s” most-viewed episode on record, reports B&C.

"SportsCenter" drew 6.5 million viewers on Monday night, more than the show’s previous record of 5.9 million viewers in 2011. Monday night’s game — called a "disgrace" by various sports TV personalities — was watched by 16.2 million viewers.

As we reported previously, an apparent blown call by the game’s replacement officials has been the talk of the sports world this week. The call gave Seattle a touchdown on the final play of the game, handing the Seahawks the win.

Click here to read TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross’s suggestion for fixing the NFL’s problem with replacement officials.

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