TiVo® Top 2015 ESPY Awards Moments
This year’s ESPY® Awards were filled with emotion – happiness, empathy and inspiration, to name a few. Joel McHale even provided much needed laughter when he took over the stage to start the night.
The night was filled with memorable moments. For starters, Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry won “Best NBA Player”, as well as “Best Male Athlete”, beating out LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers and JJ Watt for the latter honor. Ronda Rousey won “Best Female Athlete” and beat out WBO Welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather, for “Best Fighter”. More highlights were Jordan Spieth winning “Best Golfer”; the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Champions, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, winning “Best Team”, and 14-year-old Mo’ne Davis winning “Best Breakthrough Athlete”.
However, five moments stood above all others during this year’s ESPY Awards. TiVo Research tracked down the Top Moments of last night’s show, and the results are in. Here are the top five TiVo® Top Moments for the 2015 ESPY Awards:
#5) Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive tackle Devon Still accepts the Award for Perseverance for his daughter Leah, who is battling cancer. His touching speech, which concluded with a videotape of Leah thanking all those supporting her, greatly moved the audience.
#4) A video tribute to Lauren Hill, who passed away in April after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Lauren’s fulfilling her dream to play college basketball for Ohio’s Mount Saint Joseph women’s team wins the ESPY Award for Best Moment. Lauren’s parents accepted the award on Lauren’s behalf.
#3) LeBron James wins the Best Championship Performance Award and acknowledges he won it after coming in second.
#2) New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski wins the Best Comeback Athlete Award and thanks his parents for being by his side during his surgeries and recovery.
#1) After a video recounting her journey, Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award with an emotional speech.
|Source: TiVo Research|
|Methodology: This TiVo Research analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of our daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the Emmy® Award-winning TiVo service. TiVo Research gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching in “play” speed. TiVo Research determined the Top Moments from the 2015 ESPY Awards that resonated most with TiVo subscribers.|
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