Wednesday’s 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire is the second-most watched Major League Baseball game on ESPN in 13 years, according Nielsen. Across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, the game generated a total live average audience of 7,711,000 viewers (television + streaming).
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The 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire will air exclusively on ESPN, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. ET. Entering competition on Sept. 28, the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants currently hold the first and second NL Wild Card spots, respectively. The St. Louis Cardinals are currently one game behind the Giants for the second spot. The telecast will also be streamed live on WatchESPN.
The 2017 Major League Baseball season will open on ESPN platforms, Sunday, April 2, with multiple, national Opening Day telecasts. It was announced today that the New York Yankees will visit the Tampa Bay Rays and that the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the San Francisco Giants in a pair of divisional match-ups.
ESPN today announced it has added several full national MLB Postseason Impact Game telecasts presented by Exxon and Mobil, including three division rivalry games, to its September schedule. The games are expected to directly impact the 2016 MLB Postseason race. Current MLB standings via ESPN.com.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the Sept.11, 2016 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the Chicago Cubs, owners of baseball’s best record, led by NL MVP candidates Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, will visit the Houston Astros and MLB batting average leader and AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve at 8 p.m. ET from Minute Maid Park.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the August 14 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the National League Central-leading Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo will host their rivals and the second place St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina at 8 p.m. ET from historic Wrigley Field.
ESPN’s award-winning news magazine, E:60, returns July 7 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN to tell the best stories in sports. Recently honored with Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports News Anthology and Long Feature as well as the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism, the series will continue to deliver impactful, timely original pieces that transcend sports.
The 2016 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will air Monday, July 11, at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on ESPN from Petco Park – home of the San Diego Padres. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby will also be available on WatchESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes. It is part of ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of MLB All-Star.
ESPN to Televise the Fort Bragg Game Presented by Chevrolet on Special July 3 Edition of Sunday Night Baseball
ESPN will televise the Fort Bragg Game Presented by Chevrolet on a special edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves – on Sunday, July 3, at 8 p.m. ET.
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