For the 17th consecutive year, operators named ESPN the no. 1 network with the most average perceived value among all networks measured in Beta Research Corp’s annual Cable Operator Evaluation Study. ESPN was also ranked the no. 1 most important network in their cable systems for the 13th straight year – and 16 of the past 17 years – with 97 percent of operators describing the network as “very important” for subscriber retention and acquisition.
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-ESPN to Exclusively Televise NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday; 90-Minute Specials of The Jump Live in New Orleans Thursday and Friday; ESPN NFL’s Adam Schefter Debuts as NBA Reporter for Wednesday’s Knicks-Thunder Game
-Men’s College Basketball: Annual NBA-College Hoops Crossover, 100th Episode of College GameDay Highlight Weekly Schedule
– First Take On the Road at the NBA All-Star Game
-NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC: Kevin Durant’s First Game at Oklahoma City Since Joining Golden State; The Jump Hits the Road to Oklahoma City on Friday
-Women’s College Basketball: Sunday’s Slate Features Rivalry Week Matchups; UConn Could Reach 100 Consecutive Wins on Big Monday
-New Weekday Afternoon Lineup for ESPN, ESPN2; SportsNation Expands to One Hour
The second week of the college lacrosse is underway, with Georgetown facing No. 4 Notre Dame at The Star in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 18 (2 p.m. ET, ESPNU). A women’s game between No. 18 Stanford and No. 8 Duke will follow at 5 p.m. on ESPN3 from The Star. A former standout at Georgetown, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch will serve as an analyst and reporter, joining Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra for both games.
UConn’s 100th-Consecutive Win is Highest-Rated College Basketball Game on ESPN2 This Season; Highest Women’s College Basketball Regular-Season Overnight Since 2010
Top ranked UConn’s 66-55 milestone 100th-consecutive victory over No. 6 South Carolina on Monday, Feb. 13 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2), delivered a 0.9 overnight rating, marking the highest-rated college basketball game on ESPN2 this season among men’s and women’s telecasts, and the highest-rated women’s college basketball regular-season game since 2010.
Golden State-Oklahoma City on ABC Delivers Most-Watched & Highest-Rated NBA Regular-Season Game on Any Network in Four Years (Non-Christmas)Posted by Ben Cafardo on
The Golden State Warriors’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the Feb. 11 edition of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC averaged 6,036,000 viewers (p2+) and a 3.4 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched and highest-rated, non-Christmas NBA regular-season game on any network in four years (since Feb. 10, 2013, Lakers-Heat on ABC). According to Nielsen, the broadcast peaked with 7,038,000 viewers from 11-11:15 p.m. ET, despite 16 point margin of victory.
Women’s College Basketball: Schedule Highlights Include Play4Kay and Big Monday Games; Fourteen Ranked Teams
This week’s women’s college basketball schedule features 14 ranked teams and includes Play4Kay games on ESPN2 and ESPNU, honoring late head coach Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Men’s College Basketball: Annual NBA-College Hoops Crossover, 100th Episode of College GameDay Highlight Weekly SchedulePosted by Rachel Margolis Siegal on
Annual NBA-College Hoops Crossover on Wednesday is precursor to 100th Episode of College GameDay.
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For the second straight year, every* SEC Spring Football Game will be televised live on a national network. Every game will also be available through connected devices on the ESPN and WatchESPN apps.
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Perry Bacon Jr. joins FiveThirtyEight as a senior political writer. Working alongside the site’s politics team, Bacon will focus on covering the Trump administration and its effects, in Washington and in the country at large.