ESPN’s Williamsport Slate Averaged 1,020,000 viewers, Up From 900,000 in 2017
Most-Watched Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game Since 2015
Average viewership for the 72nd Little League Baseball World Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Williamsport, Pa., on ESPN’s linear networks, including ABC, was up 13% this year with 1,020,000 viewers compared to 900,000 average viewers during the 2017 tournament, according to Nielsen.
This year’s Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game on ABC, which saw Honolulu, Hawaii claim the title by defeating Seoul, South Korea 3-0 on Sunday, was the most-watched final matchup since the 2015 championship with 3,248,000 average viewers.
The top-rated local markets across ESPN’s linear networks, including ABC, during the Williamsport section of the Little League Baseball World Series were: Houston (1.3); San Antonio (1.3); Nashville (1.2); Louisville (1.1); Birmingham (1.1); San Diego (1.1); Dayton, OH (1.1); Columbus, OH (1.0); Indianapolis (1.0); Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville (1.0); Albuquerque-Santa Fe (1.0); Atlanta (1.0).
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