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Saints-Texans game on 'Monday Night Football' delivers huge ratings

In New Orleans market, combined rating was 56.8

The New Orleans Saints' heart-stopping 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans on "Monday Night Football" delivered huge ratings locally and nationally.

ESPN announced that in the New Orleans market the game produced a combined 56.8 rating (13.0 rating on ESPN). The Houston market produced a combined 25.9 rating. Nationally, the broadcast averaged 13.2 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, according to Nielson, and that's a 25 percent year-over-year increase and was the network's most-watched opening doubleheader since 2015, according to a press release from ESPN.

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