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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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Facility Notes

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The 19.8/29 for Game Seven of the NLCS marks the highest overnight Nielsen rating for an LCS game since at least '90, but the Marlins' win over the Cubs means Fox' torrid ratings run is probably over.

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"How could I not have a feeling for that team? How could I not root for them? We signed almost all of them." — Red Sox Owner John Henry, on the Marlins, a team he used to own (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10

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