Featured Story

NBA Draft Viewership Up 14% From Last Year, But Below Record-Setting '15 Audience

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 17

ESPN on Thursday finished with 3.42 million viewers for the NBA Draft, up 14% from last year, but below the record-setting figure from the '15 Draft, when the T'Wolves selected C Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick. ESPN began airing the event in '03. This year marks the net's third-best ...

Read More

Tags: Media, NBA, ESPN

More Stories

02/24/00
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET edition of FSN''s "Fox Sports News" led with reactions to Yankees DH Darryl Strawberry''s reported failed drug test, followed by Raptors- Knicks. FSN reported on t

Tags: ABC, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sports Illustrated, Media, Toronto Raptors, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/24/00
TNT'S GOODWILL HUNTING RESULTS IN 1.1 AVERAGE RATING

TNT''s four-night coverage of the inaugural Winter Goodwill Games generated a 1.1 average Nielsen rating, representing approximately 836,000 HHs, according to Pete Dougherty of the Albany TIMES UNION.

Tags: ESPN, NHL, Media, Turner Sports, Walt Disney

02/24/00
NBC WANTS QUOKKA'S OLYMPIC SITE TO BE "COMPANION" TO TV END

Quokka Sports and its Olympics Web partnership with NBC are profiled by USA TODAY''s Kevin Maney, who writes, "In coming months, [Quokka''s] intensity is expected to pay off as Quokka climbs to a rari

Tags: NBC, Media, Visa, Walt Disney

02/24/00
FSN CLOSES DEAL ON SPURS; CLOSE TO PACT WITH RANGERS

Fox Sports Net and the Spurs announced a ten-year extension of their cable TV rights agreement, keeping the team on FSN through the 2009-10 season. FSN''s Spurs TV coverage increases 50% with the deal

Tags: San Antonio Spurs, Media, Texas Rangers

02/24/00
SPORTSLINE SPANS THEGLOBE.COM FOR MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

SportsLine.com has entered into a multi-year partnership with theglobe.com that calls for theglobe.com to exclusively develop and operate community services for CBS SportsLine. Under terms of the deal

Tags: CBS, MLB, Media, Viacom

02/23/00
DID CBS' LACK OF PROMOS CAUSE DAYTONA'S RATINGS TO DROP?

A "handful of NASCAR officials" and TV analysts said that the 5% drop in overnight ratings for Sunday''s Daytona 500, which earned a 7.5/18 overnight, was partly attributable to CBS'' lack of promotio

Tags: CBS, NASCAR, Media, Viacom

02/23/00
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET edition of FSN''s "Fox Sports News" and the 11:00pm ET edition of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" both led with Yankees DH Darryl Strawberry testing positive for cocain

Tags: Boston Bruins, CBS, ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLS, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, NFL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Sports Illustrated, Media, Toyota, Vancouver Canucks, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/23/00
WGN IS NO LONGER THE MAIN TV PORTAL FOR CUBS GAMES

If there "was ever a sign that these are new times" for WGN-WB when it comes to broadcasting Cubs games, "this season will be it," according to Jim Kirk of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. For the first time sinc

Tags: Chicago Cubs, MLB, New York Mets, Media

02/23/00
FOX SPORTS LOOKS FOR SOME 'TUDE AND BITE TO ITS SPORTS SHOW

Starting as soon as late March or early April, FSN''s "Fox Sports News" is "expected to become more opinion- oriented, more controversial and, via the Internet, more interactive with its viewers," acc

Tags: Media

02/23/00
SPORTS ON THE WEB: DOES STAR POWER HELP BOOST START-UPS?

Lance Armstrong has become a spokesperson for www.KickStart.com, a site that "helps charity groups raise funds by making a small donation every time one of their supporters uses the site" (Chris Jenki

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug