Fans expecting to check out Peyton and Eli Manning's on Monday night will be disappointed to learn that the brothers are taking another week off. After three straight weeks on ESPN2, the Manning MegaCast will be off the air for a second consecutive week when the Ravens play host to the Colts to close out the fifth week of the 2021 regular season.
The Manning brothers are slated to return on 'MNF' on Oct. 25, when the Saints travel to Seattle in a Week 7 showdown.
In its first year on the air, the Mannings have been well-received. The duo have had a slew of noteworthy guests that include NBA superstar LeBron James, Alabama coach Nick Saban, Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, among others. The last Manning MegaCast included a bit of controversy after Eli Manning put up both of his middle fingers while telling a story.
Viewership increased during each of the first three shows. Week 1 drew about 800,000 viewers. Their second week increased to 1.856 million viewers, and their most recent drew 1.89 million viewers.
Along with their work on the MegaCast, the brothers are involved in other digital projects. Eli Manning recently launched his show on the Giants' YouTube page. Peyton Manning is slated to have a third season of "Peyton's Places" that can be seen on ESPN+. Manning has also done work with ESPN's "Detail" series.