PIX To Air Two ESPN Telecasts of Monday Night Football

PIX To Air Two ESPN Telecasts of Monday Night Football

New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings in Primetime on October 3

New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals in Primetime on November 14

September 19, 2016 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s flagship station, today announced that it has reached an agreement with ESPN for the over-the-air local broadcast rights to two Monday Night Football games: the New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings on Monday, October 3, and the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants on Monday, November 14.

PIX11 will also air a locally produced pre-game show at 7:30pm, followed by the two primetime showdowns.

Play-by-play commentators Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters will call both games.

ESPN’s presentation of the 46th season of MNF (17 telecasts in 16 weeks) in 2015 averaged an 8.1 US household rating, 9,392,000 households and 12,898,000 viewers (P2+), according to Nielsen.
With ESPN winning the night all 16 weeks of the 2015 MNF season among all key male demos and adults 18-34 and 18-49; ESPN won the night 14 weeks among households and 13 weeks among viewers. ESPN’s MNF was the No. 1 telecast of the night all 16 weeks of the 2015 MNF season among key male demos and adults 18-34; 15 weeks among adults 18-49.


Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.

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Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
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