Jackie Robinson West’s victory Tuesday sets Little League ratings record in Chicago market
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Jackie Robinson West continues to rack up the wins — and TV ratings.
The team’s steamroll victory Tuesday over Pearland of Texas set a new ratings record in the Chicago market for a Little League World Series game on ESPN networks.
The 6:30 p.m. battle logged a 5.7 rating in the Chicago area, which means roughly 200,000 local households tuned in to ESPN to catch the action.
Nationally, Tuesday’s elimination game generated a 1.5 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. That’s 67 percent higher than the rating for last year’s corresponding game.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN, the Morgan Park-based team will play the loser of tonight’s game between Philadelphia’s Taney and Mountain Ridge of Las Vegas.
If only there was as much interest in watching Chicago’s major league sluggers on the small screen…
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