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Better TV windows boost viewership for MLS

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 20 / 17

ESPN ratings, viewership for MLS playoff games are up as the matches are now played midweek. GETTY IMAGES MLS’s television ratings still pale in comparison to its professional league peers, ...

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