UPDATE, 3:12 PM: It wasn’t a rout, but a win is a win in the NFL — and that’s what ESPN scored with last night’s Monday Night Football. With the final numbers in, the sports network drew a 9.2 rating among adults 18-49 with 14.89 million viewers watching the Indianapolis Colts fall to the Philadelphia Eagles on a last-second field goal. That’s a 9.5% rise from the 8.4 rating from last week’s MNF 2014 season kickoff matchup. Viewership-wise, that’s an 8% bop upward from the 13.73 million who saw the Detroit Lions beat the N.Y. Giants in Motor City on September 8.

Last night’s game had its ratings highpoint with a 10.2 result between 9:30 PM and 9:45 PM. More than 16.95 million fans were watching during those 15 minutes, also a peak in terms of viewers.

PREVIOUSLY, 7:17 AM: If two weeks of the 2014 NFL season has taught us one thing so far, it is that primetime is not a good time for the Indianapolis Colts. With their 30-27 come-from-ahead loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, that’s two primetime fails in a row this season for the Colts. The team fell to the Denver Broncos on the official season debut of NBC’s Sunday Night Football on September 7 in the Mile High City. Back in Indianapolis for the first time since 2010, MNF had a better night than the Colts. In metered-market ratings, ESPN’s football flagship show got a 9.9. The much tighter game was basically steady with last week’s kickoff broadcast in which the Detroit Lions overwhelmed the New York Giants. That September 7 battle got 9.2, so last night’s game is up 7% in MM results. The Eagles-Colts game peaked from 9:30 to 9:45 PM ET with a 11.2 MM rating.

With the MNF opening game down 21% in MM results from the record-breaking 2013 opener between the Eagles and Washington Redskins, this week’s result for the 8:15 PM to 11:30 PM ET game is good news for ESPN and the NFL, which has seen ratings slipping this season so far amid off-field scandals.

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We’ll update with more MNF numbers as they come in. However, while waiting for those ratings, here are the Top 5 markets for last night’s game: Philadelphia (16.3), Indianapolis (14.7), Las Vegas (14.6), San Diego (14.5) and Richmond (13.9).

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To put further ratings in context, last week’s MNF opener ended up with an 8.4 rating among adults 18-49. That was down 16% from the 10.1 result that the Eagles’ 33-27 win over the Redskins pulled on September 9, 2013. Viewership-wise, the Lions-Giants game was seen by 13.73 million as compared to the record 16.52 million who watched the 2013 MNF opener. Last year’s Week 2 MNF primetime matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers got a 5.9 rating among the key demo with 14.33 million fans tuning in.