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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.


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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.


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Brett Taylor

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