ESPN today announced an update to its Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA schedule for May 1: the Boston Red Sox, expected to be led by red-hot starting pitcher Chris Sale, will host the Baltimore Orioles and slugger Mark Trumbo at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The telecast will be subject to local blackout restrictions in both the Boston and Baltimore markets. This telecast replaces the previously selected Cleveland Indians-Detroit Tigers matchup.
ESPN’s exclusive MLB Opening Night telecast, in which the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3, was the company’s most-watched Opening Night game ever, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. It delivered an average total live audience (television + streaming) of 3,707,000 average viewers, up 26 percent from 2,947,000 total live viewers for last year’s New York Mets-Kansas City Royals World Series rematch.
MLB Opening Night on ESPN, in which the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs 4-3, was the highest-rated Opening Night telecast since 2010, based on metered market ratings from Nielsen. The ESPN telecast delivered a 2.3 metered market rating, up 10 percent from last year, which was a World Series rematch between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals.
To Share: http://es.pn/2mWIKQF Para leer en Español Up to 90 regular season games across ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and Streaming on WatchESPN and ESPN Deportes+ World Series Champion Chicago Cubs to be Featured on Sunday Night BaseballSeason Premiere Network to Follow Beltré, Colón and Pujols as they Look to Reach Career Milestones Coming off the … Read More
Today, New ESPN MLB analysts David Ross and Mark Teixeira discussed the 2017 MLB season, as well as their new MLB studio analyst roles at ESPN. Both Ross and Teixeira are former World Series Champions who retired after the 2016 season. Ross was part of the history-making 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, and Teixeira … Read More
The 2017 MLB regular season begins on ESPN with seven games in two days across Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3. The seven-game slate is highlighted by an April 2 Opening Night telecast between the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs and their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, at Busch Stadium (8:30 p.m. ET).
ESPN Radio’s 20th Major League Baseball season of 71 games will include multiple appearances from several top teams including the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Commentator Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton return this year as ESPN Radio’s lead commentator team.
ESPN The Magazine’s MLB Preview Issue highlights various players to watch this season including an in depth profile of Corey Seager, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ big-hitting phenom and reigning National League rookie of the year. Although his 6-4 frame isn’t built for shortstop, his work ethic and meticulous preparation are. The piece also explores Seager’s fear of failure as the catalyst behind his hard work and his success.
Continuing an upward ratings trend for baseball on ESPN Deportes, the network wrapped up its exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2017 World Baseball Classic with the championship game featuring the United States vs Puerto Rico Wednesday, March 22, delivering top ratings. The final marked the largest audience for a baseball game on Spanish-language television and viewing for the overall tournament on ESPN Deportes finished up 67 percent from 2013.
ESPN1000 Chicago, the number-one-rated sports talk radio station in the city, will welcome World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs who will make weekly appearances on the station throughout the 2017 MLB season.