ESPN’s American League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tires – the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 3-0 – delivered the largest MLB Wild Card Game audience ever, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The telecast averaged 7,604,000 viewers (P2+), and peaked with 8,600,000 viewers from 10:30-11 p.m. ET. It was ESPN’s most-watched MLB game since 2003.
ESPN’s American League Wild Card telecast presented by Hankook Tires– the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 3-0 – delivered a 5.7 overnight rating, making it the highest-rated MLB Wild Card Game ever and the highest-rated MLB game on ESPN in 12 years. Additionally, it generated the largest audience for an MLB game ever on WatchESPN…
The 2015 Major League Baseball postseason begins exclusively on ESPN with the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Jessica Mendoza will become the first female analyst to call a nationally televised MLB postseason game when she joins fellow analyst John Kruk and play-by-play veteran Dan Shulman. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney will be reporting.
ESPN2 will televise the FIBA EuroBasket 2015 Final, live this Sunday, September 20, at 1 p.m. ET. Spain will play the winner of Friday’s Serbia vs. Lithuania contest in the decisive game, which will emanate from Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France.
ESPN has selected a marquee matchup for its Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell season finale: the Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen will visit the Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo on September 27.
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.
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