Recent Posts tagged with First Take

Ratings Roundup: CFP National Championship Game Flops; NFL Wildcard Weekend Posts Huge Success

Ratings roundup is a rundown of rating news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, the National Championship game posted the worst ratings in the CFP era, NFL Wildcard weekend improves over last year’s showing, First Take’s live episode in Dallas posted a […]  More

ESPN’s First Take Finds a New Home in NYC’s South Street Seaport

When ESPN decided to expand its reach to New York City’s South Street Seaport district and opened a facility there in April, VP, Remote Operations, Chris Calcinari christened the location as “a content factory” for the network. As First Take reaches the one-month mark in its new digs, the project is exceeding company expectations, relying […]  More

ESPN First Take To Host Shows in New York Seaport Studios Sept. 3

On Monday, Sept. 3, First Take — with featured commentators Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, and hosted by Molly Qerim — will permanently move to ESPN’s New York Seaport District Studios. The debut will showcase an updated look, while bringing all of the analysis and debate that viewers know and love. Production for the program […]  More

Rice, Mangini, and Woody Join ESPN as NFL Analysts

Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, former Cleveland Browns and New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini, and 12-year NFL veteran offensive lineman Damien Woody are joining ESPN as a NFL studio analysts. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch is reporting that ESPN has hired Jerry Rice as an analyst, with the formal announcement to come later this […]  More

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