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.
ESPN’s 2017 Round 1 NFL Draft Telecast Delivers 4.8 Overnight Rating.
-NFL Draft TV, Radio from Philadelphia
– Mike & Mike, First Take Live from Philly’s Chickie’s & Pete’s for NFL Draft Coverage
– ESPN Original Series We The Fans Continues Tuesday
– SC Featured Goes All-Access with Pitt’s James Connor
-NBA Playoffs Continue on ABC & ESPN with Seven Games This Weekend
-New York Mets Host Washington Nationals on Sunday Night Baseball; Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown from Citi Field
-ESPN Original Series We The Fans Continues Tuesday
-Soccer: UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals; MLS Soccer on ESPN Continues; and more
-College Lacrosse: ESPNU All Access Shows with Duke and North Carolina Debut This Wednesday; No. 2 Maryland facing No. 7 Ohio State Saturday.
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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.
ESPN3 to Present the 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League Semifinal – Manchester City Women vs. Olympique Lyon – Live on SaturdayPosted by Tara Chozet on
The first leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal between U.S. Women’s National Team captain Carli Lloyd’s Manchester City Women and fellow USWNT star Alex Morgan’s Olympique Lyon will kick off live on ESPN3 on Saturday, April 22, at 8:45 a.m. ET. ESPN3 will air the second leg of the Manchester City-Lyon semifinals on April 29, at 2:45 p.m.
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-Round 1: First Hour Airs with Limited Commercial Interruption; New Host Trey Wingo
-ESPN’s Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Louis Riddick Return as Analysts
-NFL Insiders, NFL Live, Mike & Mike, First Take and OTL Will Originate from Philadelphia
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Beta Research Corporation released their 2017 Brand Identity of Basic Cable/Broadcast Networks study, and ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS earned high marks in several brand attributes out of the 67 networks evaluated. In the study, ESPN was ranked No. 1 (tie) basic cable network among all male viewers as one of their favorite channels. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS also ranked first, third and fourth, respectively, as one of their favorite channels among men 25-54 and 18-49. Furthermore, ESPN or ESPN2 was rated higher than any other sports network in several categories, including informative, high quality, distinctive and valuable.
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ESPN will air SportsCenter Special: 2017 NFL Schedule Release on Thursday, April 20, from 8-10 p.m. ET. The two-hour primetime program will be timed to the National Football League’s announcement of the 2017 regular-season schedule – all 256 games. The program will also be streamed live via WatchESPN.
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More than 200 elite athletes will compete at the world’s premier action sports event July 13-16, 2017, with live coverage on ESPN and ABC and streaming live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.