|Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli|
|Genre||NFL game telecasts|
|Created by||Peyton Manning|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1 (NFL seasons)|
|No. of episodes||10 (games)|
|Running time||3–4 hours|
|Distributor||ESPN Original Productions|
|Picture format||HDTV 720p|
|Original release||September 13, 2021 –|
Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli, colloquially known as the Manningcast, is an alternate live television broadcast of Monday Night Football hosted by Peyton and Eli Manning. It is produced by Peyton's production company Omaha Productions. The broadcasts air on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
On July 19, 2021, ESPN announced that Peyton and Eli Manning would host an alternate presentation of Monday Night Football. The deal signed by ESPN and Omaha Productions (which produced the ESPN+ series Peyton's Places) was for three seasons and called for ten games each year. For the 2021 season, it was announced that the presentation would air for the first three weeks of the season (Ravens-Raiders, Lions-Packers and Eagles-Cowboys), with the final seven telecasts announced at a later date.
The first Manningcast aired on September 13, 2021, as an alternate presentation of the Monday Night Football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens.
On November 13, 2021, ESPN announced that the presentation would also be offered for the network's Monday-night Wild Card Game during the 2021 playoffs. In February 2022, ESPN extended its contract through the 2024 NFL season, with Omaha Productions also slated to collaborate with ESPN on extending the format to other sports properties, such as college football, golf, and UFC events.
|No.||Matchup||Original air date||Guest(s)|| Viewers|
|1||"Ravens at Raiders"||September 13, 2021||Charles Barkley, Ray Lewis, Travis Kelce, and Russell Wilson||0.80|
|2||"Lions at Packers"||September 20, 2021||Brett Favre, Rob Gronkowski, Patrick Willis, and Pat McAfee||1.86|
|3||"Eagles at Cowboys"||September 27, 2021||Matthew Stafford, LeBron James, Nick Saban, and Chris Long||1.89|
|4||"Saints at Seahawks"||October 25, 2021||Marshawn Lynch, Tom Brady, Sue Bird, and Drew Brees||1.61|
|5||"Giants at Chiefs"||November 1, 2021||Jon Stewart, Michael Strahan, Josh Allen, and Michael Irvin||1.96|
|6||"Rams at 49ers"||November 15, 2021||Al Michaels, Phil Mickelson, Draymond Green, and Philip Rivers||1.55|
|7||"Giants at Bucs"||November 22, 2021||Bill Parcells, Kevin Hart, Condoleezza Rice, and Julian Edelman||1.58|
|8||"Patriots at Bills"||December 6, 2021||David Letterman, Aqib Talib, and Joe Buck||1.63|
|9||"Browns at Steelers"||January 3, 2022||Bill Cowher, Roger Goodell, Snoop Dogg, and Aaron Rodgers||1.48|
|10||"Cardinals at Rams"||January 17, 2022||Larry Fitzgerald, Dwayne Johnson, and Russell Wilson||1.42|
A "curse" akin to the Madden curse began to develop upon players who made guest appearances on the broadcasts, with an observed pattern of players having a decline in performance the following week.
Building upon the success of the Mannings' broadcasts, ESPN has since produced similar broadcasts for some of its other sports properties, some of which not involving the Mannings: