ESPN’s American League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tires – the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 3-0 – delivered the largest MLB Wild Card Game audience ever, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The telecast averaged 7,604,000 viewers (P2+), and peaked with 8,600,000 viewers from 10:30-11 p.m. ET. It was ESPN’s most-watched MLB game since 2003.
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Pittsburgh-St. Louis; Kansas City-Baltimore; N.Y. Yankees-N.Y. Mets Added to Sunday Slate ESPN Holiday Baseball to Feature Orioles at Yankees on Labor Day ESPN has selected three marquee matchups, which include four current first-place teams and six current playoff teams, for Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – Major League Baseball’s exclusive, national game of … Read More
The Aug. 16 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4-3 in an extra innings thriller – generated the best rating ever for a regular-season Major League Baseball telecast on ESPN in the Kansas City market. According to Nielsen, the telecast delivered a 19.8 rating, which also makes it the highest-rated, regular-season pro sports or college sports game telecast on ESPN in the Kansas City market.
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.
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.
Through five games – MLB Opening Night and a MLB Opening Day quadruple-header – ESPN is averaging 1,370,000 viewers (p2+) compared to 926,000 in 2014.
ESPN’s 25th Major League Baseball season saw an audience increase of three percent compared to 2013, according to Nielsen. An average audience of 1,129,000 viewers (p2+) tuned in to Major League Baseball games across ESPN’s regular prime time game platforms – Sunday Night Baseball, Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball – this season. This … Read More
ESPN’s MLB Postseason Impact Games: Orioles-Yankees, Giants-Dodgers Full National Telecasts Added to Schedule
ESPN announced today it has added two additional Major League Baseball Postseason Impact Games to its schedule. On Tuesday, September 23, Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles will visit Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Orioles have clinched the American League East and are jockeying for home … Read More
ESPN Media Zone: ESPN MLB Media Kit Multiplatform Wild Card Coverage across ESPN Deportes, ESPN International & ESPN Audio For the first time, ESPN will exclusively televise Major League Baseball’s National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1 (start time is tbd). The Sunday Night Baseball team – play-by-play voice Dan Shulman, … Read More
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