ESPN’s NBA season-opening doubleheader on Oct. 18 averaged a 1.6 metered market rating, matching the company’s second-highest rated NBA opening night ever with 2002 and 2015, according to Nielsen. The two-game average was up 14 percent from a 1.4 in 2016.
To Share: http://es.pn/2x3Gkk5 Para texto en Español Start to Finish Coverage of the 2017-18 Regular-Season with over 100 Games Marquee Matchups, Rivalry Games Throughout the Season Four Christmas Day Matches, Highlighted by a Rematch of Last Year’s NBA Finals Between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers Álvaro Martín and Coach Carlos Morales Team up for … Read More
ESPN will premiere the first episode of “Chris Paul’s Chapter 3,” a docuseries from ESPN Films that chronicles NBA superstar Chris Paul’s offseason journey of joining the Houston Rockets, on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Preview Issue will hit newsstands Friday featuring two of the league’s biggest stars, Chris Paul and James Harden.
ESPN’s newest NBA analyst Paul Pierce discussed the start of the 2017-18 NBA season in a media conference call this afternoon. He will appear on ESPN’s The Jump and the NBA Countdown pre-game and halftime shows throughout the season.
For the second consecutive year, SEC Network will have a full set on site at SEC Basketball Media Days, totaling 15 hours of live coverage for the preview event.
First Take – ESPN’s weekday morning studio debate show featuring commentators Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman with host Molly Qerim – is hitting the road for NBA Tipoff Shows. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Stephen A. Smith will be live from the Town Hall Ohio City in Cleveland, Ohio, for the Cavaliers home opener. Then on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20, the whole team will be live from ESPN Studios in Los Angeles for the Lakers home opener.
The NBA is back on ESPN with a star-studded season-opening full court press, highlighted by two prime-time doubleheaders to help tip off the highly-anticipated 2017-18 regular-season. ESPN’s first telecast of the season will be an exclusive presentation as the Washington Wizards and John Wall host the Philadelphia 76ers and top NBA Draft pick Markelle Fultz, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The voice of the NBA, Mike Breen, will call the action with analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Doris Burke. In the nightcap, the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard will host the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler at 9:30 p.m. Mark Jones will be joined by analyst Mark Jackson and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth to provide coverage.
ESPN NBA analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson discussed the start of the 2017-18 NBA season in a media conference call this afternoon. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, ESPN will televise its NBA season-opening doubleheader, starting with the Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m., followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. the San … Read More
ESPN will televise the NBA Rookies: The Introduction on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. ET. The one-hour special will provide an in-depth look at several of the top 2017 NBA Draft picks through on-site, one-on-one interviews with ESPN NBA analysts. NBA Countdown’s Michelle Beadle will host NBA Rookies: The Introduction.