This is big news. “Monday Night Football” is leaving ABC starting in 2006.
That’s right. After 35 years it’s moving to ESPN on Monday nights. But it doesn’t stop there. NBC is getting back into the NFL TV mix with a six-year deal to take over the Sunday night games that ESPN currently has.
So NFL Sundays will have the FOX/CBX split as usual for the Sunday afternoon games, NBC will get the Sunday night game, and ESPN will get Monday Night Football.