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A Whole Lotta People Watched Last Night’s Cubs-Pirates Wild Card Game

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The Chicago Cubs – ok, and a little bit the Pittsburgh Pirates – are really popular.


Really, really popular:

That’s a really remarkable number when you consider that, the night before, the New York Yankees were playing in a Wild Card Game on ESPN (against the Houston Astros) and peaked at a 5.7 rating. The Cubs/Pirates game peaked at 5.8. It was the highest-rated Wild Card Game yet.

We already knew that the Cubs were as compelling as it gets in the sports story world, and it seems folks are taking notice.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.