The once-unbeatable "Monday Night Football" has been sacked in the ratings.
The number of viewers for Monday's back-to-back games was significantly lower than the same Monday a year ago, according to Show Buzz Daily. The Steelers-Giants game drew 10.8 million viewers, representing a 21 percent drop from last year's Monday season opener, the website reports. The Titans-Broncos game did even worse, attracting just 7.7 million viewers -- a full 38 percent drop from last year.
What's more is the dramatic decrease in viewers doesn't seem to be a one-time phenomenon. "Sunday Night Football," which featured the Cowboys and the Rams, recorded a 16.1 percent drop compared to last year's Sunday opener, according to Nielsen.