ABC will air more “Monday Night Football” games than originally planned.

An additional 10 games that originally aired only on ESPN will be simulcast on ABC. Due to the ongoing union strike, additional games will be aired on network television. Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Oppose the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents Disney, Netflix, Amazon and others.

The strike has been going on for months, causing much of the upcoming fall TV season to be delayed.

When the NFL schedule was released in May, ABC exclusively aired four regular-season games, including Monday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, and five of those games were part of the ESPN simulcast.

Last Monday’s game between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills averaged 22.6 million viewers on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. New York won 22-16 in overtime It was the most-watched Monday night game since ESPN took over the show in 2006.

The move also means ABC will have one game in each of the 18 regular-season weeks, as well as two playoff games.


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