Topic: Espn

As NBA Moves Into Prime Time, ABC Hopes to Turn Sleepy Saturday Night Into a Slam Dunk

Get ready to see basketball every night of the week

Once the domain of true crime series and procedural drama reruns, Saturday nights are suddenly getting a lot more competiteve on broadcast TV. The networks have seen ratings hits with everything…

The Donald Trump Decoder: Adweek's Guide to the Man and His Brands

And how they've fared during his controversial candidacy

It comes as little surprise that the most Googled questions about the GOP presidential front-runner include "What did Donald Trump say yesterday?" and "What did Donald Trump say now?" Despite—or…

Here’s How ESPN NFL Host Suzy Kolber Got Her First Big Break

From local TV to the 'Worldwide Leader'

ESPN's Suzy Kolber is a pioneer among women in sports media regardless of whether or not she wants to admit it. Kolber is a legitimate NFL mind, respected across the…

Ratings Drop Sharply for College Football Playoff's Second Championship Game

Viewership down 23% from last year

Despite a high-scoring, back-and-forth national championship game, the College Football Playoff had a sophomore slump. Alabama's 45-40 victory over Clemson Monday night averaged 25.6 million viewers, tumbling 23 percent from last…

As Football Nears the End of a Hugely Successful TV Season, Ad Slots Are Few and Far Between

Buyers love the NFL's massive, real-time reach

The holiday season is over, and while Santa may be taking some well-deserved time off, a few networks still have a big present to unwrap in the form of playoff…

Nate Silver: 'Trump Has More of a Chance Than Bernie' of Winning a Nomination

Stats wiz talks presidential hopefuls and the demise of Grantland

Specs Current gig Editor in chief, FiveThirtyEight, a Disney/ESPN property Previous gig EIC, FiveThirtyEight, a New York Times property Twitter @NateSilver538 Age 37 Adweek: What are the biggest differences between partnering with The New York Times…

Why ESPN Isn't Worried About New Year's Eve Competition for the College Football Playoff

Will viewers choose Alabama-Michigan State or Ryan Seacrest?

As throngs of people pack together like sardines in Times Square and various restaurants and bars across the eastern U.S., two powerhouse college football programs will be fighting for a…

Which Network Was No. 1 in 2015? Almost All of Them, Apparently

Santa gave everyone a demo trophy this year

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year he's handing out 2015 ratings…

The Today Show’s Willie Geist Shares His Not-So-Guilty Viewing Pleasures

And why he thinks Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer is the best character on TV

Specs Age 40 Claim to fame Co-host of the third hour of NBC's Today and co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe Base New York Twitter @WillieGeist Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning?…

How ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter Got His First Big Break

It all started with a note his mom left on his bed

ESPN's resident NFL guru Adam Schefter has built quite a reputation for being the go-to guy when it comes to breaking football news, which is evident by his 4.41 million…