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World Baseball Classic Sets Ratings Records In Taiwan and Japan


Tournament Game is Most Viewed Sporting Event in Japan In Last 12 Months

As the competition of the 2013 World Baseball Classic heats up on the field, the tournament continues to set ratings records around the world.

The March 8th extra-inning thriller between Japan and Chinese Taipei registered a 15.5 rating in Taiwan making it the highest rated cable program in the country's history.  

Japan's defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on March 10th was the most viewed sporting event in Japan in the last 12 months.  The game registered a 22.1 rating and a 43 share out-rating all 2012 Olympics coverage and World Cup Qualifying matches.

The ratings are a percentage of viewers, ages 4+, out of the total television universe.  The share is the percentage of viewers, ages 4+, out of all people that were watching television.

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