Television

May 25, 2020 - 5:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in...
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May 20, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's “Sunday Night Football” will finish as prime time's most-viewed series for the ninth consecutive year when the 2019-20 television season wraps up on Wednesday night. According to Nielsen, “Sunday Night Football” averaged 20.5 million viewers in 2019, which was a 5% increase...
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Cars go through a turn past a sign thanking people working during the coronavirus pandemic at Darlington Raceway Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR, which has been idle for 10 weeks because of the pandemic, made its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)
May 19, 2020 - 6:51 pm
Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites somewhat sated last weekend. Network executives knew the first weekend with multiple live events would draw good numbers but for the most part they exceeded expectations. The Bundesliga's return drew record numbers on Fox...
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FILE -This June 14, 1998 file photo shows Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan looking up at the score during the third quarter of their NBA Finals game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court. It also shed light on his worldwide marketing allure. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 19, 2020 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter. The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2. That's easily...
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May 18, 2020 - 8:14 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year. The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. to just after 6:...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2002, file photo, Oakland Athletics manager Art Howe watches over warmup tosses by starting pitcher Tim Hudson during practice for the baseball team' playoff game with the Minnesota Twins, in Oakland, Calif. Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. The 73-year-old Howe, best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday night, May 14, he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
May 15, 2020 - 12:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. The 73-year-old Howe, best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, confirmed to Houston TV station...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 12:21 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique draft that went smoothly despite logistical...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen from Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021 and what form those games will take.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 27, 2020 - 1:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, will the Olympics really start in 15 months? If so, in what form? With...
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In a photo provided by ESPN Images, the draft board is seen before the start of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Bristol, Conn. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, N.Y., during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 24, 2020 - 6:39 pm
The first night of the NFL draft averaged a record 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago. Thursday night's first round was aired on ABC, ESPN, the NFL Network and ESPN Deportes. The coverage peaked from 8:45-9 p.m. EDT when 19.6 million viewers tuned in...
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