ESPN's Monday Night Football telecast drew an average of more than 16.8 million viewers, Nielsen Research said on Wednesday. The Game, in which the Chicago Bears defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 30-24, topped not only everything else offered on cable TV -- but on broadcast TV as well. (The highest-rated broadcast television show on Monday was CBS's Two and a Half Men , which drew 14.5 million viewers. For the first 10 games of the 2011 season, Monday Night Football has averaged 13.2 million viewers.

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