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MLB Net Sets Non-Playoff Record With U.S.-Japan WBC Semifinal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 22 / 17

MLB Network last night averaged 1.4 million viewers for U.S.-Japan in the World Baseball Classic semifinal, marking the cable net’s best non-postseason game audience on record. The 1.4 million viewers was up 48% from the previous record of 977,000 viewers for U.S.-Dominican Republic in the WBC...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 The SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE’s Chris Jenkins writes, “The Tigers’ huge new stadium seemingly was built without a clue of what the team’s loving and loyal fans really wanted. … They made just about every mistake in the book of ballparks , starting with the decision ...

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Skiing Participation Declining In CO?

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CART Preparing For Overhaul

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Bright Lights Following Adu

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, FIFA, Nike, Soccer

Giants Discuss Shockey's Words

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Nets & Devils Could Stay In NJ

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Executive Transactions

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