ESPN Radio’s 21st consecutive NBA season will showcase 29 regular-season games and tips off Tuesday, Oct. 27, when NBA MVP Steph Curry and the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors host Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Opening Night at 9:30 p.m. ET (start of broadcast window). ESPN Radio will again broadcast a … Read More
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ABC and ESPN will combine to televise 90 games during the 2015-16 NBA regular-season, all of which are either exclusive or full-national telecasts. Beginning January 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN on ABC will launch its new, prime-time franchise, NBA Saturday Night on ABC, with a blockbuster matchup – the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James vs. the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose.
Beginning in January, ESPN on ABC will launch a new, weekly prime-time NBA series with the debut of Saturday Night NBA on ABC. The exclusive, eight-game schedule – featuring the sport’s biggest stars and most compelling matchups – will begin January 23, 2016 with weekly game telecasts at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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The 2015 NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State is the most-watched and highest-rated NBA Finals ever on ABC through four games.
Most-Watched & Highest-Rated NBA Finals Ever on ABC through Three Games Nearly 18.8 Million Viewers is Largest Game 3 Audience Ever on ABC; Broadcast Peaks with 23.5 Million Viewers The 2015 NBA Finals is the most-watched and highest-rated NBA Finals ever on ABC through three games, according to Nielsen. The series is averaging 18,463,000 viewers … Read More
Through three games, the 2015 NBA Finals, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Golden State Warriors 2-1, is the highest-rated ever on ABC, according to Nielsen. All three of this year’s NBA Finals broadcasts on ABC have set ratings records on the network.
Record Audience of 18.8 Million Watched Game 2; Broadcast Peaked with 24.4 Million Viewers The 2015 NBA Finals, currently tied 1-1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, is the most-watched (18,321,000 viewers P2+) and highest-rated (10.6 U.S. household) ever on ABC through the first two games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. Last … Read More
The 2015 NBA Finals is the highest-rated ever on ABC, according to Nielsen. The series, which is currently even at 1-1, is averaging a 12.9 overnight rating through two games.
The NBA Finals continued to set records Sunday as it generated a 12.9 overnight rating, making it the highest-rated NBA Finals Game 2 ever on ABC. The broadcast peaked with a 16.9 from 11 p.m.-11:15 p.m. ET. The rating was up 26 percent from a 10.2 for Miami-San Antonio last year.
This afternoon, ESPN NBA analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, also former Warriors head coach, took part in an ESPN media call to discuss the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals. The Western Conference Finals will continue exclusively on ESPN with Game 2 on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET with Mike Breen, Van Gundy, Jackson, … Read More
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