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OAKLAND A’S SCORE HIGHEST RATED SEASON ON NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA SINCE 2014

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NBC Sports California

OAKLAND A’S SCORE HIGHEST RATED SEASON ON NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA SINCE 2014

 

2018 Final Season Average Increased +69% Compared to Last Season

 

Increased Ratings Registered in Key Advertising Demographics,

“A’s Pregame Live” and “A’s Postgame Live”

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 2, 2018 – NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic A’s Fan,” has posted a significant rise in ratings for the Oakland A’s during the 2018 MLB season, including household ratings in the San Francisco DMA (San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) and key advertising demographic categories, along with increased streaming numbers.

 

For the 2018 MLB season, NBC Sports California’s A’s television averaged a 0.94 household rating – a +69% percent increase over 2017’s viewership, and a +43% percent increase over 2016’s viewership.  The A’s 2018 household rating is the highest final season average in four years (1.33 in 2014).

 

Additional highlights from the A’s 2018 season include:

 

  • Since the All-Star break (July 20-Sept. 30), the A’s averaged a 1.29 household rating, up +153% compared to the same period in the 2017 season;
  • The August 8th A’s-Dodgers game earned a 2.21 household rating and is the highest-rated A’s game since August 2014;
  • The August 17th A’s-Astros game registered a 2.17 household rating and is the second-highest rated A’s game since August 2014;
  • Significant ratings gains compared to the 2017 MLB season were also delivered by A’s Pregame Live (+78%) and A’s Postgame Live (+131%);
  • Ratings in key advertising demographics have posted increased numbers, including A18-49 (+11%) and M18-49 (+40%); and
  • During the 2018 MLB season, streaming of A’s games has seen 113K unique devices consume 22.8M minutes, up +64% and +83% respectively across both metrics, compared to last season.


NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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SACRAMENTO KINGS, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCE RESUMPTION OF 2019-20 SEASON COVERAGE

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NBCS California

SACRAMENTO KINGS, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCE RESUMPTION OF 2019-20 SEASON COVERAGE

 

NBC Sports California to Air Eight “Seeding Games” from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

 

Complete Gameday Coverage with “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live”

 

Kings Games, “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Streamed Live via

“MyTeams by NBC Sports” Mobile App and NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

SACRAMENTO, CA. and SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – June 26, 2020 – NBC Sports California and the Sacramento Kings today announced the resumption of its 2019-20 season coverage, which includes eight “seeding games” from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; gameday coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live; and live streaming of Kings games, Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app and NBCSportsCalifornia.com.

 

Coverage begins on Friday, July 31 at 5:00 PM as the Kings play the San Antonio Spurs. NBC Sports California’s Kings games will feature Gary Gerould (interim play-by-play) and Doug Christie (color analyst) calling the action virtually from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

 

NBC Sports California’s Kings schedule:

 

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (PDT)

Friday

July 31

San Antonio Spurs

5:00 PM

Sunday

Aug. 2

Orlando Magic

3:00 PM

Tuesday

Aug. 4

Dallas Mavericks

11:30 AM

Thursday

Aug. 6

New Orleans Pelicans

10:30 AM

Friday

Aug. 7

Brooklyn Nets

2:00 PM

Sunday

Aug. 9

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Tuesday

Aug. 11

New Orleans Pelicans

6:00 PM

Thursday

Aug. 13

Los Angeles Lakers

TBD

 

The Kings are one of 22 teams invited to Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. Each team is set to play eight seeding games at the Walt Disney World Resort to determine final win-loss records and whether there will be a play-in scenario. If the team with the ninth-best record in either conference is within three and a half games of eighth place, there will be a play-in tournament between the No. 8 and 9 seeds. That tournament will be double elimination for the No. 8 seed and single elimination for the No. 9 seed. Currently, the Kings are 3.5 games out of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, in a virtual tie with the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans.

 

Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews and an in-depth game preview on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers a complete game breakdown with stats and highlights, interviews, and a preview of the next game. The shows are anchored by Jim Kozimor with expert analysis from Kayte Hunter. Additional analysis will be provided by Kings Insider James Ham, Gary Gerould and Doug Christie.

 

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ADDS 1989 A’s-GIANTS WORLD SERIES GAMES TO “CLASSIC” GAMES SCHEDULE

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NBC Sports California

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ADDS 1989 A’s-GIANTS WORLD SERIES GAMES TO “CLASSIC” GAMES SCHEDULE

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 18, 2020 – NBC Sports California announced today the addition of 1989 Oakland A’s-San Francisco Giants World Series games to its “Classic” games schedule.

 

Coverage begins with 1989 World Series Game 1 (from Oct. 14, 1989) – Dave Stewart vs. Scott Garrelts from the Oakland Coliseum – airing Monday, June 22 at 8:00 PM.

 

Air dates and times of the 1989 A’s-Giants World Series games on NBC Sports California:

 

Monday, June 22 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 1:  A’s vs. Giants (From Oct. 14, 1989 – 5-0 A’s win; in the first game of the “Bay Bridge Series,” A’s ace Dave Stewart throws a five-hit complete game shutout to notch his first of two wins in the series.)

 

Tuesday, June 23 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 2:  A’s vs. Giants (From Oct.15, 1989 – 5-1 A’s win; Rickey Henderson goes three-for-three with one stolen base, Terry Steinbach hits a three-run homer, and Oakland pitching gives up just four hits.)

 

Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 3:  A’s at Giants (From Oct. 27, 1989 – 13-7 A’s win; After a 10-day postponement of Game 3 as a result of the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17th, Dave Henderson drives in four runs on a double and two homers, as Dave Stewart wins his second game of the series.)

 

Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 4:  A’s at Giants (From Oct. 28, 1989 – 9-6 A’s win; Rickey Henderson connects for a triple and a home run, Dennis Eckersley gets the save and Dave Stewart wins Series MVP honors, as the A’s sweep the series for their first World Series Championship since their 1974 victory over the Dodgers.)

 

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