The Little League International Tournament Committee has announced that all play for day one of the 2015 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. has been suspended due to weather.
Pittsburgh-St. Louis; Kansas City-Baltimore; N.Y. Yankees-N.Y. Mets Added to Sunday Slate ESPN Holiday Baseball to Feature Orioles at Yankees on Labor Day ESPN has selected three marquee matchups, which include four current first-place teams and six current playoff teams, for Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – Major League Baseball’s exclusive, national game of … Read More
The Aug. 16 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4-3 in an extra innings thriller – generated the best rating ever for a regular-season Major League Baseball telecast on ESPN in the Kansas City market. According to Nielsen, the telecast delivered a 19.8 rating, which also makes it the highest-rated, regular-season pro sports or college sports game telecast on ESPN in the Kansas City market.
ABC and ESPN will combine to televise 90 games during the 2015-16 NBA regular-season, all of which are either exclusive or full-national telecasts. Beginning January 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN on ABC will launch its new, prime-time franchise, NBA Saturday Night on ABC, with a blockbuster matchup – the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James vs. the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose.
ESPN will televise three prime-time Pittsburgh Pirates games from PNC Park this week, beginning with Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA – Chicago Cubs at Pirates – tonight at 7 p.m. ET. The team of Dave O’Brien and analysts Aaron Boone and Dallas Braden will provide commentary.
The Aug. 2 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 – delivered a 1.7 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This is up six percent from a 1.6 for last year’s comparable game (L.A. Dodgers-San Francisco Giants).
ESPN will televise NBA Africa Game 2015 – the first NBA game played in Africa – live on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. ET. The game will emanate from Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will air exclusively on ESPN in the U.S. The game will also be available on ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.
Beginning in January, ESPN on ABC will launch a new, weekly prime-time NBA series with the debut of Saturday Night NBA on ABC. The exclusive, eight-game schedule – featuring the sport’s biggest stars and most compelling matchups – will begin January 23, 2016 with weekly game telecasts at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Gillette Home Run Derby Presented by Head & Shoulders is ESPN’s Most-Viewed and Highest-Rated Since 2009
Home Run Derby Telecast Averages 7,126,000 Viewers and 4.2 Household Rating
Gillette Home Run Derby Presented by Head & Shoulders on ESPN Up 26 Percent with Strong 4.9 Overnight Rating
ESPN’s exclusive telecast of the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, delivered a strong 4.9 overnight rating, which is up 26 percent from a 3.9 for the 2014 event, according to Nielsen.
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