ESPN Gets Its Highest Audience For Christmas Day NBA Games

The five NBA games on ESPN and ABC during Christmas Day received a big audience. Here’s the press release from ESPN. Largest Audience Ever for NBA Christmas Day on ABC & ESPN Based on fast national ratings, NBA Christmas Day games airing on ABC and ESPN delivered its highest cumulative audience ever. ABC’s doubleheader averaged […]

NBA on ESPN Gets Biggest Opening Week Ratings for Magic-Heat

I’m not going to write much as I have a lot of press releases to post. So here’s ESPN’s press release on the ratings it received for the Orlando-Miami game last Friday. Heat vs. Magic Most-Viewed NBA Opening Week Game Ever on ESPN Significant Growth for NBA Content The home opener of the Miami […]

NBA on TNT Gets Tremendous Ratings For Season Opening Doubleheader

I have the feeling if ESPN/ABC and TNT are part of the next NBA television contract, that ESPN will request the season opening doubleheader because based on the ratings from last night, this is truly a big event for fans. I didn’t watch, but many of you did. TNT Has Record Setting Ratings for NBA […]

You Watched Game 7 of the 2010 NBA FInals In Record Numbers

Whenever there’s a Game 7 in any playoff series, you’re going to get heightened interest. But when it’s for a finals, whether it be in baseball, hockey or basketball, you hook casual viewers and you certainly watched Thursday’s Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. A total of 28.2 million viewers watched […]

ABC Gets Highest NBA Finals Overnight Rating Since 1998

Last night’s Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers generated lots of viewership. Overall, it was an 18.2, up 32% from the last Game 7 in 2005. We have the numbers thanks to this press release from ESPN. NBA Finals Game 7 Generates Highest Overnight Rating Since 1998 Record-Setting 18.2 Overnight Rating […]

ABC Wins Primetime Ratings with NBA Finals Game 6

ESPN puts out this press release that ABC won the primetime ratings with NBA Finals Game 6. As Sports Media Watch pointed out, the ratings were lower from Game 5. But take a look at this release. NBA Finals Deliver Sixth Straight Primetime Win for ABC Third NBA Finals Game 7 in 22 Years to […]

ABC Gets Good Ratings for Game 5 of NBA Finals

I’ve been amiss at posting ESPN press releases on the NBA Finals ratings. Suffice to say that they’re up significantly from last year. Last night was no exception as we find out from this note. NBA Finals Game 5 on ABC Overnight Rating up 36 Percent Celtics-Lakers Wins the Night for ABC; Highest Game 5 […]

Celtics-Cavs Game 6 2nd Most Viewed Basketball Game on ESPN

The final ratings for ESPN are in and they’re lower than the overnights, but they’re still good for the Alleged Worldwide Leader as Celtics-Cavs Game 6 becomes the second highest viewed basketball game, college or pro on the network. The average viewership was almost 9 million viewers plus the ratings in Cleveland, Boston, Orlando, Chicago […]

ESPN's NBA Ratings Plus Playoffs Schedule For This Weekend

ESPN is pleased over the ratings for the NBA Playoffs. Check out this blurb. ESPN’s NBA Playoff Viewership up 19 Percent Through nine telecasts, ESPN is averaging 3,048,000 viewers, an increase of 19 percent over the comparable 2,568,000 viewers at this time last postseason (eight telecasts).  The corresponding household impressions are up 18 percent (2,295,000 […]

Monday Night Football Wins Cable Primetime Again

Monday Night Football continues to do well for ESPN. On Monday, the Giants-Washington game was a bust, but not so in the ratings. It was down from last week’s 9.6 rating for the Arizona-San Francisco contest. But football continues to be king on TV. Monday Night Football Wins the Night Among All Networks   Giants-Redskins […]

Two Quick Press Releases For You

I have a couple of releases for you before I do the regular stuff for today. These are quotes and notes from NBA TV’s Fan Night on Tuesday. Notes from NBA TV’s Fan Night – Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Denver Nuggets (90) @ Chicago Bulls (89) Voting is open on for next week’s Fan […]

A Few Tuesday Press Releases

I’ve found that Monday and Wednesday are usually the big days for press releases. Tuesday is a bit quieter. This Tuesday is no exception. But still, it’s nice to get releases to post. Here’s one from ESPN which continues to harp on the primetime wins the NBA Finals had in June. NBA Finals Propel ABC […]

Quick Saturday Linkage

I’ve finished some unpacking, sent some reports and invoices out. Now I can do some links before I leave and enjoy the rest of the day. Breaking news from the Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and Eric Fisher… They report that the Yankees will become the first team to stream its games into its home […]