The road to the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) continues with NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals beginning Thursday, May 23, and running through Sunday, May 26.
Last night’s NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 delivered a total metered market rating of a 5.9 across ESPN and ESPN2, which was up 40 percent from a 4.2 rating for Game 4 of the 2017 Western Finals – the last time ESPN televised the Western Finals. It peaked with a 7.1 metered market rating from 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen.
This morning, on ESPN’s popular morning debate show First Take – featuring Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and host Molly Qerim Rose – Magic Johnson, former president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, joined the show in his first television interview since abruptly leaving the team in April.
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ESPN Wins Eight Sports Emmy Awards; Network’s Innovation and Storytelling Recognized
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ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App will combine to present more than 24 live hours of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee from National Harbor, Md., on May 28 through May 30.This is ESPN’s 26th straight year of televising the finals. ESPN’s Matt Barrie will host the 92nd Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee alongside 1990 finalist Paul Loeffler.
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Last night’s Golden State Warriors victory over the Portland Trail Blazers is now ESPN’s second highest rated NBA Conference Finals Game 3 ever, according to Nielsen. The telecast delivered a 5.4 metered market rating, up 17 percent from the 2017 Western Conference Finals Game 3 – the last time ESPN televised the Western Finals. It is also up six percent from ESPN’s Eastern Conference Finals coverage last year.
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ESPN today announced its Sunday Night Baseball selection for Sunday, June 9. Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs will host their long-time rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, led by Paul Goldschmidt.
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ESPN is offering several alternative viewing experiences as part of its NBA Western Conference Finals coverage for Games 3 and 4. It will include alternative viewing experiences for pre-game, in-game and post-game coverage. A highlight will be ESPN Mode, a Second Spectrum-enhanced alternative viewing experience with a continuous on-court graphic display triggering in-game stats, play and ball movement diagrams, player identification, effective shooting percentages and fan-friendly pop-ups all with an entertaining, predictive and anticipatory feel.
ESPN closes out the regular season of its 1,000+ college baseball game slate with an industry-leading 19 conference championship games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and streaming on ACC Network Extra, ESPN+ and ESPN3.
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