In its continued commitment to high school sports, ESPN will now be the home of the GEICO Baseball City Series.
ESPN is fully documenting the 2019 NBA free agency period, led by The Jump: NBA Free Agency Special on Sunday, June 30, at 5 p.m. ET. The telecast, hosted by Rachel Nichols, will air from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on ESPN2. The NBA free agency period begins at 6 p.m.
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ABC’s presentation of the Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun on Sunday, June 16, was up 129% from last year’s fourth game on ESPN2, according to Nielsen. The key sales demo (P18-49) is up 30% year-over-year with female viewership currently up 189% and P2-17 up 83%.
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ESPN will exclusively televise the 2019 NBA Draft presented by State Farm on Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN’s pre-event coverage will precede the Draft on ESPN from 7-7:30 p.m. This year marks the 17th consecutive time ESPN has televised the NBA Draft.
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ABC’s presentation of the Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, June 8, delivered a 0.6 rating according to Nielsen. The third game of this year’s regular season lineup was up 200% from last year’s comparable matchup of Seattle Storm/Los Angeles Sparks (0.2, ESPN2). This year’s first three WNBA games are averaging 413,000 viewers across ABC and ESPN2, which is an increase of 64% compared to 2018’s first four games on ESPN2.ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 WNBA season will continue Sunday, June 16, with the Seattle Storm at Connecticut Sun at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.-30-Contact: Belen Michelis, ESPN, (860) 766-1425, email@example.com
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Los partidos de las Finales de la NBA 2019 entre los Golden State Warriors y los Toronto Raptors, serán transmitidos en vivo y en exclusivo por ESPN Deportes, a partir del jueves 30 de mayo. La acción en vivo comienza a las 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 PT con una previa de NBA Esta Noche, seguido con la transmisión en vivo del primer juego a las 9:00 p.m. ET / 6 PT. Todos los partidos estarán disponibles vía streaming en el ESPN App y a través de ESPN Deportes Radio.
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ESPN analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson participated in a media conference today to discuss the 2019 NBA Finals. ESPN will produce the NBA Finals on ABC for the 17th consecutive year starting this Thursday, May 30, with Game 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
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ABC’s presentation of the Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25, delivered a 0.5 overnight rating according to Nielsen (excluding Chicago market), marking it the highest-rated WNBA opening game on ESPN networks since the 2012 matchup between the Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx (0.8, ABC).
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For the 17th consecutive year, ESPN will produce the NBA Finals on ABC, starting Thursday, May 30, at 9 p.m. ET. This year, the Golden State Warriors – led by Stephen Curry – return to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight season as they square off with the Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard. NBA Countdown precedes coverage for weeknight games at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. The NBA Finals and all of ESPN’s on-site programming will also be available on the ESPN App.
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To celebrate the tipoff of the NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV, ESPN will host a bespoke experience on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET that will transform The Rooftop at Pier 17 – above ESPN’s South Street Seaport studio in New York City – into the ESPN House. The event will include a live headlining concert from platinum selling, five-time Grammy nominated Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist, ScHoolboy Q, and will also feature multi-platinum selling Def Jam recording artist YG, followed by fan experiences during Game 1 of the NBA Finals live on ABC.
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