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ESPN Seeing Rise In MLB Game Viewership At Midpoint Of '14 Regular Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Viewership for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and the net's complete package of MLB games was up through the All-Star break, while Fox and MLB Network are down during the same period. “SNB” is building on a 6% viewership increase seen last season. ESPN’s Sunday...

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Tags: Media, MLB, MLB Network, ESPN, Fox, FS1

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