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WAPA Announces Record Ratings for World Baseball Classic Final

By on March 29, 2017

The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

SAN JUAN -WAPA Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., announced that it set record ratings for the World Baseball Classic final on March 22.

According to the company’s release, the final between the United States and Puerto Rico delivered the highest ratings of any program in Puerto Rico over the last 12 months, with a 38.4 household rating and a 69.9% share and outperformed 2013’s World Baseball Classic final by 41%. Combined ratings for all 2017 World Baseball Classic games also outperformed total ratings for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics by 61%.

“The record ratings success of the 2017 World Baseball Classic is testament to the enormous popularity and passion for the game of baseball in Puerto Rico and WAPA’s continued broad appeal and dominance as the leading broadcast network in Puerto Rico,” said Alan Sokol, Hemisphere’s president and CEO.

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