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.”
TBS picked up a second season of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and a third round of comedy/thriller Search Party. O.G. is 2018’s top cable comedy show, while Search grew double digits in its second season and became the fastest TBS original to reach one million views on VOD in season […]
A reality competition will, “for the first time in the history of American television,” says ABC, allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously. That’ll happen when American Idol is simulcast in all time zones over a three week period starting Sunday, April 29, with real-time results announced at the end of the […]
Family, faith and sports will be the focus of Steph Curry’s new studio at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which yesterday inked a development and production deal with the NBA superstar that will extend to TV, film, gaming, virtual reality and more. Curry’s new production house, Unanimous, was co-founded by Curry, CEO Jeron Smith and chief creative […]
Mondo TV announced a new 3-year deal with Discovery for Robot Trains to air on DKids, a Middle East pay TV channel owned by Discovery. Season 1 will debut in May; season 2 is slated to drop in February 2019.
U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports Group locked in a media rights agreement that hands the media group exclusive media rights to premier domestic and international figure skating events through 2026. Each season during the partnership, NBC Sports Group will present an unprecedented 80+ hours of coverage, including 30+ hours of figure skating coverage on […]