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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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