via press release:
Wednesday’s Little League World Series telecast, in which Las Vegas, Nevada defeated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 8-1 to advance to the United States Championship game – delivered a record 3.4 overnight rating, making it the highest-rated Little League World Series telecast ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen.
The 3.4 rating is up 143 percent from last year’s corresponding game between California and Connecticut, which drew a 1.4.
The record telecast, which saw star pitcher Mo’ne Davis start for Pennsylvania, delivered a 16.3 rating in Las Vegas and a 14.9 rating in Philadelphia, both records for Little League World Series telecasts in those markets.
Little League World Series continues on ESPN
The 2014 Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes continues today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – with two final games to determine which teams will advance to the championship games. Mexico and defending champion Japan will face off at 3 p.m. ET while Philadelphia and Chicago will meet at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be televised by ESPN and available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN. The Little League World Series concludes over the weekend on ABC with the International Championship game (Saturday, Aug. 23, 12:30 p.m.), the United States Championship game (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) and the World Series Championship (Sunday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m.)
Note: If Philadelphia wins their game against Chicago tonight, Mo’ne Davis will be eligible to pitch on Saturday in a rematch against Las Vegas.