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ESPN Takes NBA Countdown, The Jump & SportsCenter to the Windy City for Chicago Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers Showdown
ESPN will take its NBA studio shows – NBA Countdown and The Jump – as well as SportsCenter to the ‘Windy City’ on Friday, Dec. 2, for on-site coverage leading up to – and through – the Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade vs. Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James showdown at 8 p.m. ET, which airs on ESPN.
Special Episode of ESPN’s The Jump at the White House for Cleveland Cavaliers’ Championship Ceremony
Today, Friday, at 5 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will air a special episode of The Jump, ESPN’s daily NBA show, dedicated to the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers’ White House visit this week. The Jump’s host Rachel Nichols traveled to Washington D.C. for the Cavaliers’ historic visit and will provide behind-the-scenes footage and unique perspective about t
Overnight ratings for ESPN’s prime-time NBA doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 4, were up 42 percent from last season’s comparable windows, according to Nielsen. Friday’s doubleheader averaged a 1.7 overnight rating, up from a 1.2 last year. Additionally, ESPN’s streaming audience was up 134 percent with 10,460,000 total average minutes streamed, up 96 percent with 238,000 average unique viewers and up 126 percent with an average audience of 68,000 viewers.
ESPN NBA analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson discussed the start of the 2016-17 NBA season in a media conference call this afternoon.