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MLB Sees Record TV Audiences For Wild Card Games In '15

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 08 / 15

MLB this year had its best Wild Card audience since the format began in '12. TBS last night averaged 8.3 million viewers for the Cubs-Pirates matchup, marking the most-viewed WC game on record and best for any MLB game on cable TV since '11. The previous high for a WC game was Tuesday night’s ...

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