ESPN today announced it has selected two matchups for its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell schedule in August. On August 6, the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and Cody Bellinger visit the New York Mets and Michael Conforto at Citi Field. The following week, on August 13, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts travel to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees and 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby champion Aaron Judge.
ESPN today announced it has selected its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast for July 30: the current National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers will host the San Francisco Giants at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
ESPN’s 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast was the most-watched since 2008 and the second-most watched since 1999, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. ESPN generated an average total live audience of 8,689,000 viewers, up 55 percent from last year. The total live audience includes ESPN, ESPN2’s Spanish-language simulcast, ESPN Deportes and English and Spanish streaming viewers.
ESPN’s 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast delivered a 5.5 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated Home Run Derby since 2009, according to Nielsen. The rating for the rating telecast is up 38 percent from last year (4.0). It peaked with a 6.2 rating from 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET.
Para comunicado en español Spanish-language Simulcast on ESPN2 ESPN Deportes Radio to Provide Exclusive Broadcast of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game and 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby ESPN Deportes will provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 10, at 8 p.m., ET from Marlins Park in Miami, … Read More
ESPN Radio, in its 20th season as the national radio home of Major League Baseball – will broadcast the 2017 MLB All-Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on Tuesday, July 11, with coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio’s Sunday Night Baseball team – Jon “Boog” Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton – … Read More
In the last month, ESPN posted strong ratings for many key, live events in prime time, as it has throughout 2017.
The immersive digital experience for ESPN The Magazine’s ninth annual BODY Issue launched today at www.espn.com/bodyissue. Created in celebration of the athletic form, the issue features 23 world-class athletes from the Olympics, NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, tennis, and rugby among other sports around the world from Denmark to New Zealand. Photos, videos, and interviews of the athletes are showcased in the unique new digital gallery experience and the issue hits newsstands Friday, July 7.
ESPN will exclusively televise the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET from Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. The event will feature Miami Marlins slugger and reigning T-Mobile Home Run Derby Champion Giancarlo Stanton, among other soon to be announced Major League Baseball stars. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby will also be available to be streamed via the ESPN App.
Through the June 18 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell, the total live audience (television plus streaming) for the franchise is up 13 percent compared to the same period last year. Sunday Night Baseball is averaging a total live audience of 1,956,000 viewers, up from 1,737,000 viewers in 2016, according to Nielsen.