The alternate Monday Night Football broadcast featuring Peyton and Eli Manning, ESPN’s “Manningcast,” has been a smash hit. It appears that the brothers are having a lot of fun with it.
The Manning Brothers have been on ESPN2 for three weeks in a row. From Weeks 1 to 2, the show saw a huge increase in ratings. They ticked upwards again in Week 3, drawing 1. 89 million viewers tuned in to watch the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, accounting for more than 12% of total viewership.
This isn’t your typical NFL game broadcast. The Mannings have tried to make it feel like they’re watching the game with them at a bar. There are plenty of impressive insights from the two-time Super Bowl champions, but their father Archie may also make an appearance. This week’s game featured guests LeBron James and Nick Saban. In more ways than one, it’s a family affair.
Eli Manning shared an adorable photo of his three daughters, Ava, Lucy, and Caroline, on Thursday morning, referring to them as his “tech team” for the broadcasts.
This is my tech team for MNF. pic.twitter.com/SsaoGLbnZw
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) September 30, 2021
Peyton and Eli Manning have a three-year contract to host their simulcast for Monday Night Football for ten games per season. We’re about to take our first break right now. They’ll be off until Week 7, when they’ll return to their respective couches for the New Orleans Saints’ trip to face the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 25.
After providing their unique commentary for Weeks 1 through 3, they’ll be off until Week 7.
We’ll see if that layoff results in another big spike in ratings. ESPN has a pretty brilliant hit on its hands here, and it’ll be interesting to see how it builds on the momentum it’s gained over the last three weeks.
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