Manning provides MNF ratings boost

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

Atlanta's victory over Denver earned ESPN an 11.3 overnight Nielsen rating, up 28 percent from the "Monday Night Football" game between the Rams and Giants in Week 2 last season, according to the Sports Business Daily.
The Falcons game marked the return to MNF for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, and it earned an 18.9 local rating on ESPN in Denver and 21.4 in Atlanta.