ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball Sets Ratings Record in Kansas City Metered Market

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ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball Sets Ratings Record in Kansas City Metered Market

The Aug. 16 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4-3 in an extra innings thriller – generated the best rating ever for a regular-season Major League Baseball telecast on ESPN in the Kansas City market. According to Nielsen, the telecast delivered a 19.8 rating, which also makes it the highest-rated, regular-season pro sports or college sports game telecast on ESPN in the Kansas City market.

The 19.8 rating is also the best metered market rating for a regular-season Major League Baseball game on ESPN in more than six years, since the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Sunday Night Baseball telecast on Apr. 26, 2009 delivered a 20.7 in the Boston market.

Nationally, last night’s Royals-Angels telecast drew a 1.3 overnight rating, up 30 percent from a 1.0 for last year’s comparable game (Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals, Aug. 10, 2014).

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Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN).

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Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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