Patriots-Saints 2nd most-watched cable telecast

The New Orleans Saints‘ win over the New England Patriots was the second-most-watched cable telecast of all time.

The Saints‘ 38-17 win to improve to 11-0 on “Monday Night Football” on ESPN was seen by 21.4 million viewers, second only to the 21.8 million for the Packers-Vikings game Oct. 5. The 15.0 rating was the second-highest in the network’s 30-year history, also second to that Green Bay-Minnesota game, which earned a 15.3.

The game earned a combined 66.7 rating in New Orleans between the broadcast on ESPN and the simulcast on the local NBC affiliate.