The Manning brothers will not be on air in Week 9 for their ESPN2 “Manningcast.”
After two consecutive weeks of the broadcast, the Manning brothers are taking a break for Week 9. They plan to broadcast 10 out of the 17 “Monday Night Football” games, and so far they’ve broadcasted during five of the nine.
It is unclear when the Manning brothers will make their return on Monday nights since ESPN and the Manning brothers have yet to announce the rest of the season’s schedule.
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When is the next Manning brodacast?
Peyton and Eli will not be broadcasting during Week 9’s Steelers vs. Bears “Monday Night Football” game. ESPN has yet to announce when the Manning brothers will make their return this season.
The Manningcast will be back for five more games this season, though. Their deal is to broadcast during 10 MNF games this year, and through eight weeks, they’ve only broadcasted during five weeks.
How to watch Manning brothers on ‘Monday Night Football’
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Live stream: ESPN+, fuboTV
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air on ESPN2 during the weeks it is on. It will also be simulcast on ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+, which has several subscription options. You can view them all below.
|Product||Overall Price as of Aug. 13|
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$6.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$69.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$19.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$13.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$69.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$89.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||$83.98, then $13.99/month|
Viewers can also stream “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” using fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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Why Peyton and Eli are on ‘Monday Night Football’
Back in July of 2021, ESPN announced that Peyton and Eli Manning would be joining “Monday Night Football” by broadcasting their own show titled “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli.”
“Offering multiple Monday Night Football viewing options for the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value for our fans,” chairman of ESPN and sports content Jimmy Pitaro said, via a press release. “Peyton and Eli will bring a different approach, delving into conversation about broader, big-picture topics while also honing in on the game, much like fans do when watching with their family and friends.”
The two former NFL quarterbacks get to provide their commentary and bring on special guests from the comfort of their own homes. They typically bring one guest on per quarter, and the guests normally have a connection to the teams playing.
After the show’s first week, the Manningcast saw a 132 percent increase of viewership for the second week, bringing in 1.86 million viewers on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2021
The Manningcast will return for five more games this season, although those shows have not been announced yet.
* Denotes games that have had a Manningcast.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens*|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions*|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles*|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints*|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants*|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|