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World Baseball Classic Final Draws Record TV Viewership

Mar 22, 2023

The World Baseball Classic got a dream finale with Shohei Ohtani dramatically facing off against Los Angeles Angels teammate Mike Trout.

Tuesday night’s dramatic USA vs. Japan championship game generated the most-watched WBC Final in the tournament’s history.

Japan’s 3-2 victory over the USA drew 5.2 million viewers across the FS1 cable network, Fox Deportes, and Fox Sports’ streaming platforms, according to MLB. That made it the most-watched WBC game telecast ever on American TV. It was up 69% from the last WBC Final in 2017.

Source: Front Office Sports

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