10 Facts About Monday Night Football


ESPN Monday Night Football is an American live television broadcast of weekly National Football League games currently airing on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN+ in the United States.

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Monday Night Football was, along with Hallmark Hall of Fame and the Walt Disney anthology television series, one of the longest-running prime time programs ever on commercial network television, and one of the highest-rated, particularly among male viewers.

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Monday Night Football is broadcast in Canada on TSN and RDS, and in most of Europe.

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Monday Night Football has continued to provide as much entertainment as sports throughout its run.

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Monday Night Football was the first national broadcast to announce his death.

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Walt Disney Company, owner of ABC and the majority owner of ESPN, has used Monday Night Football to promote its other properties, releasing a trailer for the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens during one broadcast and incorporating The Muppets into another.

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Opening animation sequence begins with an image of a 2014 GMC Sierra and then goes into a timeline of historical events that occurred during the Monday Night Football era, including some highlights of MNF games from the previous 43 seasons up to 2012.

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Monday Night Football began using a score bug in 1997, the second network to do so after Fox introduced the first regular on-screen scoring bug when it began airing NFL games in 1994.

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In 2005, the broadcast's final year on ABC, Monday Night Football began using a horizontal bar on the bottom of the screen rather than a scorebug, with all information being contained on a single line.

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Monday Night Football has been carried on national radio networks over the years.

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