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Posted by Bill Hofheimer on September 16, 2014

Monday Night Football Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks

Eagles-Colts is Top Telecast of the Night across Cable and Broadcast Last night’s ESPN Monday Night Football game (8:15-11:30 p.m. ET) – a Philadelphia Eagles 30-27 last-second victory over the Indianapolis Colts – helped ESPN win the night among all networks – broadcast or cable – in households, viewers and all key male and adult [...]

Category: Football, NFL


Posted by Bill Hofheimer on September 14, 2014

ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown Notes and Quotes: Week 2

ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman and analysts Cris Carter,Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnsonand Ray Lewispreviewed today’s NFL games with insidersChris Mortensenand Adam Schefter. The first 45 minutes of the three-hour program included a comprehensive discussion of the events of the week in the NFL, including the developments in the Ray Rice case and [...]

Category: Football, NFL


Posted by Bill Hofheimer on September 3, 2014

ESPN’s Coverage of the 2014 NFL Season

45th Season of Monday Night Football; New NFL Studio Unveiled September 7 Photos of ESPN’s MNF Commentators and NFL Studio Commentators ESPN’s Weekly NFL Programming Schedule ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 National Football League season includes new studios for all its NFL shows and an earlier start time for Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, [...]

Category: Football, NFL

New NFL Studio

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on September 3, 2014

ESPN to Unveil New NFL Studios This Week on Sunday NFL Countdown

First Show in New 9,000-Square Foot Studio Airs Sept. 7, ESPN’s 35th Anniversary Photos via ESPN Images ESPN’s National Football League coverage will have a completely new look during the 2014 season thanks to a state-of-the-art 9,000 square foot NFL studio that will debut this week with the three-hour kickoff edition of ESPN’s Sunday NFL [...]

Category: Football, NFL

Mike Tirico, Lisa Salters and Jon Gruden - May 15, 2012

Posted by Bill Hofheimer on September 2, 2014

ESPN Monday Night Football Conference Call Transcript

Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters and Producer Jay Rothman Discuss 2014 MNF Season ESPN conducted a media conference call today with Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman and commentators Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters to discuss the 2014 NFL season. ESPN kicks off the 45th year of MNF on September 8 with [...]

Category: Football, NFL


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