Record Regular Season Local Ratings on ESPN in Several Markets
On Monday, ESPN delivered its two highest-rated MLB regular season afternoon telecasts in 20 years (since 1998), according to metered market ratings from Nielsen. The Los Angeles Dodgers victory over the Colorado Rockies (4 p.m. ET start time), generated a 2.3 rating. Additionally, the Milwaukee Brewers victory over the Chicago Cubs (1 p.m. ET start time), drew a 1.9 rating. The historic MLB tiebreaker doubleheader averaged a 2.1 rating.
The Rockies vs. Dodgers game telecast generated record regular season local ratings on ESPN in both the Denver and Los Angeles markets. In the Denver market, the telecast drew a 9.0 rating, while in the Los Angeles market, the game drew a 6.9 rating.
The Brewers vs. Cubs game telecast delivered a 13.5 rating in the Milwaukee market, making it the highest-rated regular season MLB game on ESPN in the market. In Chicago, the telecast drew an 8.3 rating, making it the highest-rated regular season MLB game on ESPN since their World Series Championship banner-raising ceremony in April of 2017.
The tiebreaker doubleheader was part of another significant day of live sports on ESPN. For information on ESPN Monday Night Football’s ratings increase, visit ESPN Media Zone.
The Cubs will host the Rockies in tonight’s MLB National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook Tire, exclusively on ESPN. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET and will be called by the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team: Matt Vasgersian, Jessica Mendoza, Alex Rodriguez and Buster Olney. For more coverage details, including ESPN2’s alternative viewing experience, visit ESPN Media Zone.