ESPN Deportes: WBC Championship Game Was Network’s Most-Watched Baseball Game Ever

Mar 21, 2013
2:23 PM

This just in from ESPN Deportes about the World Baseball Classic:


ESPN Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2013 World Baseball Classic concludes with record-breaking numbers during the Championship Game between Caribbean rivals Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico last Tuesday, March 19. The telecast delivered a 3.2 Hispanic household coverage rating with 173,000 Hispanic household impressions and 236,000 viewers (P+2), to become ESPN Deportes’ most-watched baseball telecast ever (beating the March 12, 2009 WBC game between Mexico and Cuba which delivered 146,000 Hispanic household impressions and an audience of 221,000 viewers – P+2). The game is also the network’s highest-rated, most-watched telecast thus far this year.

The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico, 3-0, to capture its first WBC title. The game captured the hearts and minds of many Dominicans and Puerto Ricans, both in the Caribbean and in the United States. In addition, our Facebook and Twitter communities were all about the béisbol or pelota.