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02-21-2013, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Parker McDonald View Post
That's about 30 million people. USA was probably second with less than 3 million people. I doubt a single Spanish-speaking country touched even one million people.

In the Olympics, you have USA with over 27 million and Canada with about 17 million.
30 million for an OPENING game. Just remember they played 4 more times with 1 of those games being the Gold Medal Game. To give you an idea, the Cuba-Japan final in 2006 was a 48 rating in Japan.

I doubt the Canadian-American viewership numbers match the Korean-Japanese viewership numbers over each sport's whole tournament.

Also factor in the WBC does not have the added benefit of being attached to one of the bigger sporting events in the world. I doubt the World Cup of Hockey in 2004 got WBC like numbers.

I just don't see the reason for hating a profitable baseball tournament that actually distributes millions to baseball federations around the world?

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