ESPN’s 25th Major League Baseball season saw an audience increase of three percent compared to 2013, according to Nielsen. An average audience of 1,129,000 viewers (p2+) tuned in to Major League Baseball games across ESPN’s regular prime time game platforms – Sunday Night Baseball, Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball – this season. This is up from 1,091,000 last year.
This season marks the second straight year that ESPN has seen an overall audience increase for Major League Baseball telecasts across its regular prime time windows. 2014 MLB on ESPN viewership is up nine percent from 1,036,000 viewers in 2012.
ESPN also saw double-digit increases on Wednesday Night Baseball in 2014. An average of 664,000 viewers tuned in on Wednesday Nights, up 22 percent from 544,000 in 2013. Additionally, Monday Night Baseball’s average audience of 834,000 is up two percent from 820,000 in 2013.
* Sunday, Monday and Wednesday windows reflect ESPN and ESPN2 combined numbers.
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