Curiosity seekers didn't turn out to catch Dennis Miller
's debut in the Monday Night Football
booth. Ratings for Monday night's preseason opener were 28 percent lower than last year's debut. Miller, who received mostly favorable reviews for his witty commentary, shouldn't shoulder all the blame, however. One factor likely contributing to the ratings decline was the earlier start time; Monday's game kicked off an hour earlier due to ABC's coverage of the Republican National Convention.