ESPN generated its most-watched Little League Baseball Regional Finals since 2011, according to Nielsen. The six-game slate on August 10 averaged 902,000 viewers, up 39 percent from 649,000 in 2018.
Additionally, ESPN’s overall Little League Baseball regional coverage, which included 20 games, was up 14 percent from last year, averaging 609,000 viewers. It was up from 534,000 viewers.
The 73rd Little League Baseball World Series is officially underway on the ESPN family of networks, with games across ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 throughout the weekend.
Sunday, ESPN will exclusively televise the third annual MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday Night Baseball as the Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO is part of nearly a full day of Little League events on ESPN, which includes four Little League games and the first-ever T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby. For more information about ESPN’s record-breaking coverage in Williamsport, visit ESPN Press Room.