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ESPN nets highest-rated afternoon games in 20 years

October 2, 2018

ESPN broke records Monday, delivering its two highest-rated MLB regular season afternoon game telecasts in 20 years. The Los Angeles Dodgers win over the Colorado Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers victory over the Chicago Cubs drew ratings of 2.3 and 1.9 respectively.

The telecasts generated record regular season local ratings. In the Denver market, the game drew a 9.0 rating while producing a 6.9 rating in the Los Angeles market.

The Brewers vs. Cubs game delivered a season-high 13.5 rating in the Milwaukee market. In Chicago, the telecast drew an 8.3 rating, making it the highest-rated regular season game since their World Series Championship banner-raising ceremony in April 2017.

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