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In A Slump: MLB Game Viewership On ESPN Could Be Its Lowest Over Last DecadePublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 16
Heading into the last weekend of the regular season and any possible tie-breaker games on Monday, ESPN is averaging around 1.0 million viewers for its MLB game coverage. That would likely mark the lowest figure for the network in at least the last decade. ESPN averaged 1.02 million viewers in '...
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