The NHL’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7, which saw the Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup Final, helped push NBC Sports’ coverage of the playoffs to now average a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.206 million viewers, which stands as the most-watched playoffs in 21 years and up 7% over 2017. NBC Sports’ coverage of the NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference Finals averaged a combined TAD of 1.977 million viewers, making it the most-watched Conference Final round in three years and up 9% vs. last year with ECF Game 7 on NBCSN sporting a TAD of 2.691 million viewers. Meanwhile, NBC Sports scored some high-profile storylines for the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, which will feature the expansion Vegas Golden Knights facing Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals. Game 1 begins Monday at 8p on NBC from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with pre-game coverage at 6p on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of NHL Live.
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Global Road Entertainment is joining the Miss America Organization and Tall Pony Productions for the Miss America Competition, airing on ABC Sunday, September 9. Phil Gurin (Shark Tank), the company’s president of unscripted & alternative television, will join the show as an EP. It’s one in a series of changes for the reimagined show, which […]
WOW factor: AXS TV will provide the television production and cable, satellite and telco distribution for all-female WOW wrestling events, as part of a deal with LA Lakers owner Jeannie Buss, MGM Television and David McLane (GLOW). AXS TV will start recording WOW events in LA later this year for broadcast beginning in early 2019.
ESPN is doubling down on its coverage of the 2018 NBA Draft presented by State Farm on Thursday, at 7p. The company will produce two unique, simultaneous telecasts on both ESPN and ESPN2 with the traditional telecast running on ESPN and now featuring a commentator lineup that includes host Rece Davis, NBA analyst Chauncey Billupsand […]
NBC Sports opened the doors to the NASCAR on NBC “Peacock Pit Box” ahead of its share of the season, serving as a state-of-the-art remote studio set designed to “bring viewers closer to the action” during NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018 NASCAR season. Built within a traditional pit box frame, the “Peacock Pit […]