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Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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MLB Seeing Viewership Gains On ESPN, FS1, MLB Network To Start Regular Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

MLB viewership is off to a strong start on national TV this season. ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” is averaging 2.52 million viewers through three games, up 13% from the same point last season. "SNB" both this season and last included one ESPN2 telecast and one Yankees-Red Sox game...

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