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MLB Postseason Viewership Down 8% Heading Into High-Interest World Series MatchupPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 25 / 16
MLB heads into the World Series having averaged 4.24 million viewers for 28 playoff telecasts across FS1, TBS, MLB Network and ESPN, down 8% compared to the same period last season, when there were 31 games (including one on Fox), but up 9% from 3.9 million viewers in ’14, when there were 25 ...
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