September was a month of breaking records for ESPN Podcasts as the combined podcast network of ESPN / ABC / FiveThirtyEight / National Geographic posted a new high audience of 9.3 million unique listeners.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2020 Viewership on Pace with Last Season
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The biggest boxing event of the fall airs live on ESPN, this Saturday, October 17 when WBC Franchise/WBA/WBO world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF kingpin Teofimo Lopez, clash in a lightweight unification showdown live from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, with undercard action on ESPN, ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) and ESPN+ (English and Spanish).
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ESPN networks will play host to 12 AP Top 25 ranked teams in Week 7, including No. 1 Clemson, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 8 Cincinnati and No. 10 Florida. The Gators’ SEC showdown with defending national champion LSU is at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN, with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Allison Williams calling the action from Gainesville. In total, 25 games are set for ESPN platforms beginning Wednesday, and every matchup is available on the ESPN App.
Today at The Aspen Institute Project Play Summit 2020, ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro announced that ESPN will ensure that at least 60 percent of all its social investments that provide access and empowerment through sports next year are directed towards programs for Black and African-American youth. The total value of these grants will exceed $1 million.
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and The Undefeated have conducted a joint nationwide survey that explores the views and experiences of African Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the disproportionate impact of the virus on Black communities, 49 percent of African Americans say they will shun taking a vaccine even if scientists deem it safe and it is available for free to anyone who wants it.
The National Football League and CBS have reached an agreement with ESPN Deportes to televise Super Bowl LV in Spanish on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET, live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fl. Under the agreement, ESPN Deportes will also provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of an AFC Divisional Playoff game and the AFC Championship Game, the first time the league’s AFC Championship Game will air on a Spanish-language network in the U.S.
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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and ESPN are pleased to announce a new joint student scholarship. The mission of this partnership is to provide Black women a path into careers in sports media by assisting one female undergraduate student and one female graduate student in the United States, pursuing careers in sports media.
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This year’s espnW: Women + Sports Summit, presented by Toyota, will be virtual on Tuesday, October 20 & Wednesday, October 21, and will once again showcase inspiring figures in sports, business and entertainment with keynotes, conversations and panel discussions. As with all espnW Summits, movement and wellness will be woven into the virtual experience. The Summit will run from 2 – 6 p.m. ET each day and registration is free at espnWsummit.com. As part of the registration process, espnW is encouraging participants to consider donating to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. To learn more about The V Foundation and its mission to achieve Victory Over Cancer®, visit https://www.v.org/espnw. Toyota, Gatorade and Wells Fargo are returning sponsors, and AT&T joins as a first-time sponsor of the event.
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ESPN to Air Monday Night Football Doubleheader in Week 5
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