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.
Transcript: ESPN Analysts Curt Schilling & Aaron Boone Discuss 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby Presented by Head & Shoulders, MLB All-Star Game
ESPN MLB Home Run Derby analysts Curt Schilling and Aaron Boone discuss the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders and the MLB All-Star Game.
ESPN announced today it has made its game selection for the July 26 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the Detroit Tigers and All-Star Jose Iglesias will visit the Boston Red Sox and All-Star Brock Holt at Fenway Park.
ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of Samsung NBA Summer League 2015 from the Thomas and Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nev. SportsCenter will provide regular on-site updates and segments on ESPN throughout the day at the Thomas and Mack Center from Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15. NBA Countdown host Sage Steele will be joined by ESPN NBA analyst and front office expert Tom Penn to anchor SportsCenter coverage.
ESPN will exclusively televise the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders on Monday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET. The event will emanate from Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds and the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.
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