ESPN reports that the NBA on ESPN is averaging 1,920,000 viewers through 19 games to start the 2017-18 season, marking a 24% rise increase over the same period in 2016 (1,557,000 viewers). Last week’s Warriors/Thunder matchup on Nov. 22 averaged 3,282,000 viewers to rank as the most-viewed regular-season game on the network since Christmas 2016 and up 196% versus the comparable game last year. “There is so much excitement surrounding the NBA and our viewership on ESPN is a reflection of that,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling. “With a full slate of Christmas Day games next month and the start of our NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC schedule in January, it’s a great time to be an NBA fan.”
TV One lifestyle and entertainment cable network, Cleo TV, will debut on Comcast Xfinity on January 19 with short-form and long-form programming. “Cleo TV will bring to the forefront short-form and acquired programs that have only been in the digital space, which will give them more broad exposure and attract a new generation of viewers […]
Also reaching the end of the road is Teachers, TV Land’s only remaining scripted series; the net’s Younger moved to Viacom sib Paramount Network for season six. The second half of season three premieres Tuesday, January 15.
A historic Monday Night Football battle between the Chiefs and Rams led ESPN to its best overnight rating for an ESPN MNF game since 2014 as the Rams’ victory earned an 11.3 overnight Nielsen rating, also ESPN’s highest overnight rating overall since the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 8. That marks a […]
For the first time, Showtime Networks is offering viewers the opportunity to purchase the WBC Heavyweight World Championship Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury on SHOWTIME PPV directly through the SHOWTIME app. Subscribers and non-subscribers will be able to purchase and live stream the event for $74.99 or through cable, DBS, telco and streaming providers nationwide. […]
The 2019 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner will not be emceed by a comedian, as it has been since the early 1980s. Instead, the WHCA announced esteemed historian and author Ron Chernow will be the speaker. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back […]