The total live audience (television + streaming) for the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs was up double-digits on both ABC and ESPN, according to Nielsen. It was the most-watched first round on ABC since 2011 and the most-watched first round on ESPN since 2014. ABC averaged a total live audience of 5,542,000 viewers, up 11 percent from 4,988,000 viewers last year. ESPN averaged a total live audience of 3,135,000 viewers, up 15 percent from 2,733,000 viewers last year.
ESPN today announced it has re-signed NBA game analyst Mark Jackson with a new multi-year deal. Jackson, who is part of the longest-tenured NBA Finals broadcast team with Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Doris Burke, will continue to provide commentary for the highest-profile games on ESPN and ABC.
The 2017 NBA Playoffs continue on ESPN and ESPNU this Friday, April 28 with three first round Game 6s.
ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Playoffs Issue—on newsstands Friday—takes a deeper dive into some of the stories that have made headlines throughout this season. The issue includes thoughtful, unique and contemplative features with key players and coaches: LeBron James, Steph Curry, Isaiah Thomas, Pat Riley and Mike D’Antoni, among others.
The 2017 NBA Playoffs on ESPN and ABC continued to deliver metered market ratings increases in the second weekend of action. The seven weekend games from April 21-23 delivered a 2.7 average metered market rating, up 13 percent from last season’s second playoff weekend, a 2.4, according to Nielsen. Additionally, the seven games generated an average minute audience of 95,000 streaming viewers, 359,000 average unique viewers, 15,017,000 average minutes streamed and 104 million total minutes streamed (across seven games), which are all first-round streaming records.
On, Tuesday, April 4, ESPN will offer viewers The NBA Sidecast – a unique second-screen experience on ESPN3 and the ESPN app during ESPN’s Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks telecast. The NBA Sidecast will include Rachel Nichols, host of ESPN’s The Jump, and ESPN NBA Insiders and True Hoop contributors Brian Windhorst, Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh, who will provide live, … Read More
ABC’s broadcast of the Golden State Warriors’ Game 1 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday generated a total live audience (television + streaming) of 6,624,000 average viewers, making it ABC’s most-watched NBA Playoffs opening weekend game ever, according to Nielsen. It was up 22 percent from the corresponding game last year (Cleveland-Detroit Game 1), which averaged 5,436,000 total live viewers.
Para compartir:http://es.pn/2ocsE1Q Hasta 30 juegos de postemporada, culminando con las Finales de la NBA Juegos vía streaming en WatchESPN y ESPN Deportes+ Cobertura comienza el sábado 15 de abril con juegos de doble tanda Álvaro Martín y Carlos Morales regresan en su ª temporada como equipo de narración El duo Curry–Durant y los Golden … Read More
ESPN Radio will tip off its coverage of the 2017 NBA Playoffs this weekend, beginning Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. ET as LeBron James and the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers host Paul George and the Indiana Pacers. Marc Kestecher and Jon Barry will call the action that day. On Sunday, April 16, Stephen Curry and the reigning Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors host Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers at 2:30 p.m., with Adam Amin & PJ Carlesimo on the call.
ABC & ESPN Combine to Carry up to 44 Postseason Games Culminating with the NBA Finals Defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Begin Title Defense on Saturday Star-Studded Golden State Warriors Begin Playoff Campaign on Sunday Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson & Lisa Salters to Call Two Games in 24 Hours The 2017 NBA … Read More