Packers-Bears gets cable’s best rating in 2010

Monday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago

Bears was the highest-rated cable telecast of the year.

ESPN says ”Monday Night Football” had an estimated 17.5

million viewers, making it the fifth-most watched cable program

ever – behind a Monday night game from last season featuring the

Packers against former quarterback Brett Favre.

The network said Monday night’s 12.5 rating was well over the

season average so far of 10.9.