ESPN and ABC’s NBA Christmas coverage averaged a 3.9 metered market rating across its four games, up 39 percent compared to a 2.8 for its five-game schedule last year, based on metered market ratings from Nielsen.
ESPN today announced that the 2017-18 NBA regular season is its second-most watched ever (opening night to Christmas), according to Nielsen. As of Dec. 15, the NBA on ESPN through 30 games is averaging 1,811,000 viewers, up 18 percent from 1,532,000 for the same period last year.
Dec. 25 will be a very Merry Christmas for NBA fans as ESPN and ABC will combine to televise four blockbuster games across more than 11 consecutive hours of cross-platform NBA coverage. NBA XMS is highlighted by a rematch of the most-watched NBA Finals in ABC history when the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant host the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. The longest-tenured NBA Finals broadcast team – Mike Breen, with analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson – will provide commentary with reporter Israel Gutierrez.
ESPN will offer a unique second screen experience this Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET streaming live on the ESPN App and airing on ESPNEWS as the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant host the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball on ESPN. The ESPN App and ESPNEWS will air the game with a non-traditional camera view of the action and include insight and analysis from various ESPN NBA commentators.
ESPN The Magazine is celebrating the “most wonderful time of the year” with its ’Tis the Season Issue, featuring Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook across two holiday-themed covers.
ESPN today announced it is dedicating a full day of coverage to the Philadelphia 76ers in a special content initiative called Philadelphia All Access on Friday, Dec. 15. ESPN will air Sixers-related content throughout the day across ESPN platforms, including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, First Take, ESPN.com, ESPN social media, and more. Philadelphia All Access will culminate with ESPN’s national telecast of the Sixers vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder game at 7 p.m. ET. The telecast will be exclusively on ESPN in the Philadelphia market. All of ESPN’s Philadelphia All Access coverage will also be available via the ESPN App.
Viewership for the NBA on ESPN is Up 24 Percent to Start the 2017-18 Season; Golden State Warriors versus Oklahoma City Thunder is ESPN’s Most-Viewed Regular-Season Game Since Christmas 2016
Debuts This Saturday November 11 on Top Rank on ESPN Artur Beterbiev vs. Enrico Koelling Bout ESPN today announced it has signed renowned sports broadcaster, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author Mark Kriegel to a new multi-year deal. Kriegel, a widely respected, seasoned sports media talent, will make his ESPN television debut this Saturday November 11 on Top Rank on ESPN alongside Teddy Atlas, … Read More
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.
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