or


[05/06/14 - 08:15 AM]
NBA Playoffs on ESPN: Second Most-Watched First Round Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for its NBA playoffs coverage to date.

[via press release from ESPN]

NBA Playoffs on ESPN: Second Most-Watched First Round Ever

Second Highest-Rated First Round on ESPN; Double-Digit Increases in Viewership and Rating

The first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on ESPN is the second most-watched and second-highest rated ever, according to Nielsen. The nine games on ESPN saw double-digit increases in both viewership and rating. The first round averaged 3,466,000 viewers (p2+), up 12 percent from 3,102,000 last season. In addition, the first round averaged a 2.2 U.S. household rating, up 10 percent from a 2.0 last season.

ESPN also saw increases in several key demos, including 15 percent for P18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.3), 11 percent for M25-54 (2.1 vs. 1.9), 10 percent for M18-49 (2.2 vs. 2.0), and five percent for M18-34 (2.3 vs. 2.2).

The NBA Playoffs are also up across the board through its two games on ESPN2 (compared to three last season). On ESPN2, the first round averaged a 0.9 U.S. household rating, up 13 percent from a 0.8 last season. Viewership also increased with an average of 1,232,000 (p2+) compared to 1,212,000 last season.

The first round of the NBA Playoffs delivered significant increases on WatchESPN. The average minute audience was 23,623, up 111 percent from last year's first round.

The NBA Playoffs will continue Thursday-Sunday with seven telecasts of the Conference Semifinals across ESPN's family of networks.

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Networks

Thu, May 8 7 p.m Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat - Game 2 Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters ESPN2, WatchESPN 9:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs - Game 2 Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Heather Cox ESPN2, WatchESPN

Fri, May 9 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards - Game 3 Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Chris Broussard ESPN, WatchESPN 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers - Game 3 Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, J.A. Adande ESPN, WatchESPN

Sat, May 10 8 p.m. NBA Countdown Sage Steele, Doug Collins, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons ABC, WatchABC 8:15 p.m. Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets - Game 3 Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters ABC, WatchABC, ESPN3 10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers - Game 3 Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Heather Cox ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN3

Sun, May 11 3 p.m. NBA Countdown Sage Steele, Doug Collins, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons ABC, WatchABC 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers - Game 4 Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Heather Cox ABC, WatchABC, ESPN3





  [may 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/25/16 - 11:26 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with College Football
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[09/25/16 - 11:18 AM]
"This Is Us" Grabs NBC's Best Premiere Live + 3 Lift Ever in 18-49 Rating
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 11:02 AM]
FOX Comedies - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "New Girl" and "Scream Queens" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 10:12 AM]
College Football Week 4: ESPN/ABC with Five of the Six Highest Overnights Across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 24.

[09/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Tuesday's Biggest Gainer in Adults 18-49 with a Best-Ever 82% Jump
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Stifle Its Competition
ABC's "Notorious" (1.2) and FOX's "Pitch" (1.1) are outshined by the Eye's football coverage in adults 18-49.

[09/22/16 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top, But Down
FOX's juggernaut is off nearly 37% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/21/16 - 02:35 PM]
"South Park" Season 20 Premiere Marks Hightest Rated Episode in a Decade
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[09/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Strong Premieres of "Bull" and "NCIS" Lead CBS to Tuesday Win
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Newcomers "This Is Us," "Bull" Open Strong
NBC and CBS see big year-to-year gains among adults 18-49 from both series premieres.

[09/21/16 - 08:45 AM]
"This Is Us" Is NBC's Top-Rated Scripted Show in the Slot in 6 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/16 - 08:21 AM]
ABC's "SHIELD" Returns to Its Top Rating Since Its Mid-Season Premiere in March
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.