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LeBron James - Cleveland Cavaliers - December 25, 2009

Posted by Kristen Hudak on December 26, 2014

NBA on ABC: Viewership Up 19 Percent for Cavaliers-Heat on Christmas Day

Audience for Blockbuster ABC Christmas Day Doubleheader Up 16 Percent All Three Christmas Day Games on ABC & ESPN Up Double-Digits On Thursday, Dec. 25, ABC was the exclusive broadcast home to a blockbuster NBA Christmas Day doubleheader, which delivered double-digit viewership growth, according to Nielsen. The doubleheader – Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat and [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on December 26, 2014

NBA on ABC: Cavaliers-Heat Christmas Showdown Up 12 Percent with Strong 5.5 Overnight Rating

Thunder-Spurs Delivers Ratings Increase; ABC NBA Doubleheader Up Double-Digits ABC’s & ESPN’s Tripleheader Rating Up From 2013 ESPN Experiences Most-watched NBA Christmas Day Ever On WatchESPN ABC’s blockbuster NBA Christmas Day doubleheader delivered strong overnight ratings across the board on Thursday, Dec. 25, leading to a 12 percent ratings increase versus last year. In ABC’s [...]

Category: Basketball, NBA

2010 -- Mark Jackson, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy

Posted by Kristen Hudak on December 22, 2014

The Tradition Continues: NBA Christmas Day on ABC & ESPN

LeBron James Returns to Miami for the First Time for Cavaliers-Heat on ABC Stars on Christmas Stage: James, Durant, Wade, Anthony, Duncan, Wall NBA Countdown On Site for First Christmas Roadshow; SportsCenter at All Christmas Day Sites ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes to Broadcast Afternoon Doubleheader This Thursday, Dec. 25, a Christmas Day tradition continues as [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on November 20, 2014

ESPN and National Recreation and Park Association Create Access to Sports Program

New Collaboration Invests in Youth Sports in Underserved Communities A new collaboration aims to level the playing field when it comes to youth sports. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN are teaming up to create the Access to Sports program, which will award grants to local park and recreation departments to improve [...]

Tom Penn - NBA Coast to Coast - December 18, 2012

Posted by Kristen Hudak on November 19, 2014

Analyst & Veteran NBA Executive Tom Penn Signs Multi-year Extension with ESPN

Contributes to SportsCenter, NBA Draft & More as NBA Front Office Expert ESPN analyst and veteran NBA executive Tom Penn has agreed to a multi-year extension with ESPN. Penn regularly contributes front office and basketball operations expertise to SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast, NBA Tonight and additional studio programming. He also provides extensive analysis during [...]

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2011 -- Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls

Posted by Kristen Hudak on November 3, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls Showdown Delivers One of ESPN’s Highest-Rated Regular-Season NBA Games Ever

Overtime Thriller Leads to a 3.1 Overnight Rating, Up 48 Percent from Last Year Friday’s ESPN NBA Doubleheader Average Matches Highest-Rated Opening Week Doubleheader Ever #BattleForLA – Lakers Versus Clippers – Up Double-Digits Versus Last Season ESPN’s telecast of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 114-108 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Oct. 31, delivered one [...]

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