ABC will air an additional 10 'Monday Night Football' games in the U.S. because of writers and actors strikes

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ABC volition beryllium airing much "Monday Night Football" games than primitively planned.

An further 10 games primitively acceptable to look lone connected ESPN volition beryllium simulcast connected ABC. The further games volition beryllium connected web tv due to the fact that of the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents Disney, Netflix, Amazon and others.

The strikes, which person been going connected for months, person delayed astir of the upcoming autumn tv season.

When the NFL docket was announced successful May, ABC had 4 exclusive regular-season games -- including Monday night's matchup betwixt the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers -- and 5 being portion of an ESPN simulcast.

Last Monday's crippled betwixt the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills averaged 22.6 cardinal viewers connected ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. New York's 22-16 overtime triumph was the most-watched Monday nighttime crippled since ESPN took implicit the bundle successful 2006.

The determination besides means that ABC has a crippled each 18 weeks of the regular play on with simulcasts of 2 playoff games.

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