More Ratings: Record Rating For Little League World Series in Houston


Additional sports TV ratings news, including the U.S. Open Series and Little League World Series.

  • The Clijsters/Sharapova Cincinnati Masters Women’s Final drew a 0.5 U.S. rating and 902,000 viewers on ESPN2 August 15, the second-most viewed U.S. Open Series match ever on ESPN2. Meanwhile, the August 22 Federer/Fish Men’s Final drew a 0.9 on CBS, up 29% from Federer/Djokovic last year (0.7). (World Tennis, via Fang’s Bites; Sports Business Daily)
  • Wednesday’s Pearland, TX/Auburn, WA Little League World Series game drew a 6.1 rating in the Houston market, the highest rating ever for a LLWS game in the market. The previous high was a comparably small 3.7 for the 2004 U.S. Championship Game. To put the numbers in perspective, Wednesday night’s Astros/Phillies game drew a 2.4. (Houston Chronicle)
  • Elsewhere in the Little League World Series, Saturday’s Columbus/Waiphau game drew a 1.0 final rating on ABC, down a tick from Warner Robins/Staten Island on the comparable date last year (1.1). Meanwhile, Sunday’s Waiphau/Toms River game drew a 1.1, up 38% from last year’s Russelville/San Antonio game (0.8). (Sports Business Daily)