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Posted by Bill Hofheimer on August 19, 2014

ESPN’s MNF Preseason: Browns-Redskins Scores 4.5 Household US Rating and 6.9 Million Viewers

Last night’s ESPN Monday Night Football preseason telecast – a Washington Redskins 24-23 victory over the Cleveland Browns – delivered a 4.5 household US rating and 6,898,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The telecast is the highest-rated and most-viewed NFL preseason game on ESPN in five years (8/31/09: Houston Texans-Minnesota Vikings (with Brett Favre), 5.2 HH [...]

Category: Football, NFL

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on July 14, 2014

Germany-Argentina World Cup Final: ESPN/ABC’s Third-Highest Overnight Rating Ever for a FIFA World Cup Match

Sunday’s Germany vs. Argentina FIFA World Cup Final on ABC – a 1-0 Germany victory in extra time to secure the nation’s fourth World Cup title and first since 1990 – averaged a 9.7 overnight rating, the third-highest metered market rating for any World Cup match on the ESPN networks and ABC on record, according [...]

Category: Soccer, World Cup


Posted by Bill Hofheimer on July 9, 2014

Brazil-Germany: Highest-Rated and Most-Watched FIFA World Cup Semifinal Match on U.S. Television

  Highest-Rated Non-U.S. World Cup Match Ever on ESPN/ESPN2 ESPN’s telecast of Tuesday’s Brazil vs. Germany FIFA World Cup semifinal match – a 7-1 German victory and Brazil’s first loss in a competitive home match in 63 games (since 1975) – ranks as the highest-rated and most-viewed World Cup semifinal match ever on any U.S. [...]

Category: Soccer, World Cup

WC set

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on June 12, 2014

ESPN Analyst Predictions for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Before today’s opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, ESPN analysts – many of whom are former national team players who competed in the World Cup themselves – offer their predictions for the tournament. Host nation Brazil (eight votes) is the overwhelming favorite to win among the 16 experts polled. Brazil’s South [...]

Category: Soccer, World Cup

US Men's National Soccer - September 10, 2013

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on June 11, 2014

ESPN Adds Landon Donovan to 2014 FIFA World Cup Roster

U.S. Men’s National Team Star Joins Studio Analyst Team; Debuts today on ESPN’s World Cup Preview Show, 3 p.m. ET For additional info and resources, please visit the 2014 FIFA World Cup Media Kit which includes: Photos | Videos | Bios | Schedules Landon Donovan, widely considered the best player in United States Men’s National [...]

Category: Soccer, World Cup

2010 -- Pardon the Interruption

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on May 13, 2014

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon Sign New Multi-Year Extensions with ESPN

Will remain co-hosts of PTI and continue other roles Pardon the Interruption co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, two of the most thoughtful and influential voices in sports media, have signed new multi-year extensions to remain with ESPN. The popular duo will continue to host PTI together and contribute to other ESPN platforms. Kornheiser and Wilbon have co-hosted PTI since its debut [...]

Jim Trotter - May 7, 2014

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on May 13, 2014

Veteran NFL Reporter Jim Trotter Joins ESPN

Multi-Platform Role includes Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Insiders, and ESPN The Magazine Veteran NFL reporter Jim Trotter has joined ESPN. His multi-platform role includes television appearances on Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Insiders, SportsCenter and other programs, as well as writing for and ESPN The Magazine. Trotter’s first story on the NFL Draft [...]

Category: Football, NFL

Day 2 team

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on May 11, 2014

ESPN’s Highest-Rated NFL Draft Telecast Since 1993

ESPN’s presentation of the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10) – including the first two nights in prime time – was the network’s highest-rated NFL Draft telecast since 1993, based on fast nationals, according to the Nielsen Company. The telecast also saw significant increases in both ratings and viewership over the 2013 event. The 15-plus hours [...]

Category: Football, NFL