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[01/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Season Three of "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Presented By YouTube TV" Launches Jan. 20 with Two Blockbuster Games
First, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook in an NBA Saturday Primetime Special on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.

[04/04/17 - 07:21 AM]
Michelle Beadle Named Full-Time ABC & ESPN "NBA Countdown" Host
She will also host ESPN's and ABC's studio coverage throughout the NBA Playoffs, which includes ESPN's exclusive coverage of the Western Conference Finals.

[02/12/17 - 02:03 PM]
Golden State-Oklahoma City on ABC Delivers Highest-Rated Non-Christmas NBA Regular-Season Game Since 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, February 11.

[01/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
"NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC": Season Two Debut Is Highest-Rated Non-Christmas NBA Game of the Season Across ABC and ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[04/15/16 - 11:08 AM]
ABC's and ESPN's Viewership and Ratings Up for 2015-16 NBA Regular-Season
ABC and ESPN spin the numbers for their NBA coverage to date.

[03/22/16 - 09:20 AM]
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Wins the Night Again in Key Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, March 19.

[02/23/16 - 09:47 AM]
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Continues to Win The Night in Key Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, February 20.

[02/18/16 - 10:37 AM]
ESPN's NBA Regular Season First-Half Viewership Up Seven Percent
ESPN spins the numbers for its first 50 NBA telecasts this season.

[02/02/16 - 09:40 AM]
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Wins the Night Again Across Several Key Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, January 30.

[01/26/16 - 08:54 AM]
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC: Most-Watched Non-Christmas Game of Regular-Season Across Nets
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, January 23.

[01/18/16 - 07:15 AM]
Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy & Mark Jackson Named NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Team
The new franchise will launch this Saturday, January 23 at 8:30/7:30c when the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James host the Chicago Bulls and Jimmy Butler.

[01/05/16 - 11:33 AM]
ESPN's NBA Viewership Up Across TV & Digital Platforms
ESPN spins the numbers for its NBA coverage to date this season.

[08/12/15 - 03:15 PM]
ABC & ESPN 2015-16 NBA Schedule
ABC and ESPN will combine to televise 90 games during the 2015-16 NBA regular-season, all of which are either exclusive or full-national telecasts.







NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME ON ABC (ABC)
Returns Saturday, January 19
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/23/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 8:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (9 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ESPN's press release, January 2018) The third season of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by YouTube TV launches Jan. 20 with two blockbuster games, including a special matinee broadcast. First, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook in an NBA Saturday Primetime Special on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. Mark Jones, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown, and reporter Israel Gutierrez will provide commentary. At 8:30 p.m., NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC returns when the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant visit the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul. The longest-tenured NBA Finals broadcast team - Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson - will call the action with reporter Lisa Salters. Salters will provide reports for most Saturday night broadcasts. ESPN NBA officiating expert Steve Javie will also contribute analysis on NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC broadcasts from the NBA Replay Center. All NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC broadcasts tip off at 8:30 p.m. and are also available on the ESPN App. NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC broadcasts will include the use of I-MOVIX cameras, plus select players and coaches will be mic'd up for the games. NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC's NBA pre-game show, will air at 8 p.m. each Saturday night, leading into the game. Michelle Beadle, in her second year as the host of NBA Countdown, will be joined by a star-studded array of analysts, including NBA veteran and famed member of "The Fab Five" Jalen Rose, and former NBA Finals M.V.P.'s Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce.
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· sports
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available