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Rams-Chiefs shootout also put up big numbers in the ratings

Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff combined to pass for 10 touchdowns and 891 yards Monday night.
Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff combined to pass for 10 touchdowns and 891 yards Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

Monday Night Football’s Rams-Chiefs shootout also put up big numbers in the ratings.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Rams’ 54-51 victory over the Chiefs earned an 11.3 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. It is the best overnight rating for an ESPN MNF game since 2014 (12.1, Dallas-Washington, Oct. 27, 2014) and ESPN’s highest overnight rating since the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 8.

The Chiefs-Rams overnight rating was a 57 percent increase over the 7.2 rating for the week 11 game (Atlanta-Seattle) last season

The game rating peaked at 12.5 on the Chiefs’ final drive from 11:45 p.m. – 12 a.m.

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Boston was not among the top 10 markets.


Chad Finn can be reached at finn@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeChadFinn.