Last night, the MLB season opened to large viewership.
Big start for MLB.
I'm told last night's Yankees-Nationals game drew 4 million viewers on ESPN. *That does not include the delay as the game was called.
Dodgers-Giants averaged 2.8 million viewers.
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— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) July 24, 2020
The Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Nationals drew 4 million viewers. That’s the highest for a regular-season baseball game since 2011. *It’s important to note, the average does not include the rain delay as the game was ultimately called in the 6th.
The Dodgers’ victory over the Giants averaged 2.8 million viewers.
It was great to have sports back last night. Unfortunately, the games have been overshadowed in sports talk by the players kneeling. If this holds up through the season, the distraction will hurt the league’s ratings. But the season is off to an impressive start.
As a casual baseball fan, the 60-game season is appealing to me. The games matter.