Former Major League Baseball All-Star Raúl Ibañez has joined ESPN as a baseball analyst. In this new, multi-year agreement, Ibañez will primarily provide commentary for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. He will also serve as an analyst for select games.
Sundays’ Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets Game 4 on ABC was the most-watched first round NBA Playoffs game on any network in 14 years (since 2002), according to Nielsen. The broadcast averaged 7,238,000 viewers (p2+) and a 4.5 U.S. household rating. It peaked from 5:30- 6 p.m. ET with 8,346,000 viewers (p2+) and a 5.0 U.S. household rating.
Warriors-Rockets Game 4 on ABC Matches Highest Overnight Rating for First Round NBA Playoffs Game in 12 Years (Any Network)
Sunday’s ABC broadcast of the Golden State Warriors’ victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their first round NBA Playoffs series delivered a 5.3 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This matches the highest overnight rating for any first round NBA Playoffs game, on any network in 12 years (since 2004). The ABC broadcast peaked with a 6.1 overnight rating from 5:30-5:45 p.m. ET.
Golden State Warriors Attempt to Set All-Time Wins Record on ESPN Kobe Bryant’s Farewell Game to Air Simultaneously on ESPN2 Comprehensive SportsCenter Coverage of Monumental Night On Air: Breen | Van Gundy | Jackson | Burke | Tirico | Brown | Salters | Steele | Collins | Rose | Billups | Jones | Barry ESPN … Read More
ESPN will be home to one of the most significant regular-season nights in NBA history on Wednesday, April 13, as the Golden State Warriors chase the all-time wins record. They will host the Memphis Grizzlies on ESPN at 10:30 p.m. ET. It will either be a record-tying or record-setting attempt, contingent on the result of … Read More
ESPN announced today it has made its Major League Baseball game selections for the April 18 edition of Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA and for the April 20 edition of Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire. Both games will be full national telecasts – available in all television territories.
ESPN Adds Saturday’s Golden State Warriors-Memphis Grizzlies Game to Significant Night of Live Event Programming
As the Golden State Warriors continue to pursue a record-setting regular season (69-9 as of April 6), ESPN has added the Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. ET to its schedule. The telecast is part of a significant night of live event programming across ESPN platforms.
ESPN’s new Sunday Night Baseball team will debut during the company’s seven-game, two-day season-opening coverage on April 3-4, by calling two games in 24 hours.
As ESPN continues to document the Golden State Warriors’ historic season, ESPN’s NBA Countdown will show every 3-pointer that Stephen Curry has made this season during its Friday, April 1 episode at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.
Historic Tampa Bay Rays-Cuban National Team Game on ESPN: Highest-Rated MLB Preseason Telecast Since 2004
Tuesday’s historic Major League Baseball exhibition game on ESPN, in which the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Cuban National Team, is the highest-rated MLB preseason telecast – Spring Training or exhibition – on any network since 2004, according to Nielsen.
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