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Friday, March 17, 2023

2023 World Baseball Classic 1st round a global success

The 2023 World Baseball Classic registered an attendance record for the First-Round drawing 1,010,999, the most attended round in the history of the tournament and a +98% increase vs. the previous record of 510,056 in 2017. The average attendance of 25,275 also set a record for the First Round of the tournament eclipsing 2017’s average of 20,402 by +24%...

In Japan, the March 10th Japan vs. Korea game on TBS registered a 44.4 rating, making it the most-watched game in the history of the World Baseball Classic in any country. The game outrated all sports competition during the Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s four First Round games averaged a 42.3 rating in the country….

In the Dominican Republic, viewership for the Dominican team’s games were +37% vs. 2017. In Mexico, the first two games on Imagen featuring Mexico registered an increase of +10% vs. 2017. Ratings for all four games in Mexico were not yet available.

Team USA’s first game versus Great Britain on FOX and FOX Deportes averaged 1.592 million viewers making it the most-watched first round game in the U.S. since 2009.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 17, 2023 at 02:49 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: March 17, 2023 at 03:53 PM (#6120618)
But Edwin Diaz hurt himself, so we have to get rid of it. (I'm joking, but pretty much every fellow Mets fan I know is screaming this from the rooftops.)

In Japan, the March 10th Japan vs. Korea game on TBS registered a 44.4 rating

This would be the Tokyo Broadcasting System, not to be confused with the American TBS (which, as we all know, stands for "The Beastmaster Station").
   2. Walt Davis Posted: March 17, 2023 at 06:06 PM (#6120625)
All good news.

If current trends continue, how long before it surpasses WS viewership? (I mean it can't all be good news :-)
   3. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: March 17, 2023 at 07:20 PM (#6120629)
I attended the DR-Nicaragua game in Miami on Monday. It’s an incredible experience. The crowd is more in line with what you expect from a soccer crowd. So very much fun.
   4. kirstie819 Posted: March 19, 2023 at 06:15 AM (#6120707)
Driving around on under inflated tires can be a dangerous situation for you, your family, and other drivers. When tires are properly inflated, it reduces the chances of the tire exploding and lessens the chances of the car losing control on the road. Mark
   5. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: March 19, 2023 at 08:26 AM (#6120708)
Thank you, Kirstie.
   6. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: March 19, 2023 at 09:42 AM (#6120713)
Re 4: Primey!
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 19, 2023 at 11:03 AM (#6120725)
You just awarded a spam bot.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: March 19, 2023 at 08:24 PM (#6120759)
Do under-inflated tires "explode?"
   9. villageidiom Posted: March 20, 2023 at 09:07 AM (#6120784)
Under-inflated tires are a disease, as contagious as polio.
   10. Rally Posted: March 20, 2023 at 09:20 AM (#6120785)
Ah, but curable!
   11. villageidiom Posted: March 20, 2023 at 10:19 AM (#6120795)
Your car has under-inflated tires on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with under-inflated tires on your car. Think classy, you'll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the tires deflate and the press will think you're colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you're a slob.

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