ESPN, ESPN2 See College World Series Ratings Gains

ESPN’s 30th consecutive season of NCAA Men’s College World Series coverage is drawing higher ratings than its 29th season through its first eight games. ESPN is averaging 1.278 million total viewers (up 34% versus 2008), 976,000 households (up 30%), and a 1.0 rating (up 25%).

Sister network ESPN2 is averaging 897,000 total viewers and 689,000 households for its games, up 5% and 4%, respectively. Its 0.7 rating equals its figure for the 2008 tournament.

Every game of the best-of-three championship series—which starts Monday night and runs through Wednesday night—will air on ESPN HD or ESPN2 HD.

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