There was some concern early on that those that were televised would be giving up too much during the middle of the tournament. I don't believe that was the case. Rarely were hole cards shown, and when they were, it was usually an obvious spot.
I hope that ESPN got excellent ratings for this endeavor -- this type of coverage can take poker to the next level.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the players that wore the 1% patch and made a pledge for the Bad Beat on Cancer. The green patch showed up great on the coverage, and our website was bombarded by fans. We raised more than $100,000 this year at the WSOP and we're still working to get a few of the guys from the final table to make their pledge.