Monday Night Football graphics seem a tiny bit more streamlined compared to the last couple of seasons (example screencap via the NFL’s own highlights on YouTube - I’m sure some will be able to get proper and better screencaps) but it’s more evolution than revolution.
I don’t know why I get bothered that the clocks have a slight difference in typeface to the rest of the graphics (you notice it on fourth down especially as the "4"s are very different), presumably fed in somewhere else in the chain or something - of course they can very easily switch it out for a live camera feed of the clock if it breaks down so it probably is.
Fox’s old NFL graphics had the same issue; almost same font for both except one of them had "1"s with the horizontal stroke at the bottom and one that did not. A little strange really; in this case I don’t know whether it’s just different weights of the same font or not but still.
Most of the graphics outside of this are either using that typeface or some form of Helvetica-ish font though; the condensed version of the latter looks fine but using the normal version on some graphics makes it look slightly cheap to me.
The ESPN AUS sponsorship of MNF by Maccas this year (something seen in previous ESPN Super Bowl coverage for different sponsors) is also a bit meh as their own sponsored touchdown banner covers over ESPN’s own graphics very uncleanly…
Worth noting their Spanish-language broadcasts (aired on ESPN Latin America and ESPN Deportes from the US, produced between Bristol and Mexico City, and with dedicated announcers) have also their own Spanish version of the graphics, with appropriately translated rules (1ra Oport = 1st Down, 1er y 10 = 1st & 10, Castigo = Flag, Tiempo Fuera = Timeout…), but with the same design. They also have a sponsorship with Carls Jr for Mexico and the US, and their banner also cover the graphics too.
The world feed was indeed used by Mexican broadcasters during the match, but they used a clean feed (without the 10/Paramount+ scorebar). Hence, the TUDN scorebar used in the US was also used by Televisa during their broadcast of the game, and TV Azteca used their own scorebar too. However, unlike Univision, Televisa and TV Azteca frequently interrupt the game with very hideous and gigantic full-screen and L-bar ads (not scorebar ads), mostly from sports betting companies (even including realtime data) and the sponsors of the Mexican national team.
That’s correct, in the US ESPN2 simulcast ESPN in its entirety starting from just before the first game. They did this before last year for one evening, this year it’s for two as you said. It seems a little wasted but obviously there is little point counter-programming against themselves, and what the NFL might have allowed them to do with that extra channel might’ve been limited.
(I also don’t know how having that game on ABC interacted with the NFL edict that games have to be OTA in their home markets, too.)
In case @foxyrover was asking about what happened with ESPN in Australia - yes both games were shown here, the early game was on ESPN and the late game (which was the one on ABC in the US) on ESPN2.
According to 506Sports.com, the ESPN/ESPN2 game was simulcast in the home markets on non-ABC affiliates: WDSU (NBC/6) New Orleans (owned by Hearst which owns 20% of ESPN) and WAXN (64) Charlotte (unaffiliated, same owner as the local ABC affiliate)
Example of the PNG NBC’s TV Wan’s graphics during the Prime Ministers’ XIIIs matches yesterday, looks like an attempt to play off the Fox League graphics to an extent (courtesy the NRL web site highlights):
NB: I’m not sure if it’s their graphics though… in previous years this was probably a Digicel (ie. TV Wan) production with the NBC taking it under an anti-siphoning-like partnership, I’m not sure whether that’s still the case now that Digicel Pacific has changed hands.