Little Leaguers rule again in Chicago TV ratings: Beat Johnny Manziel and Chris Sale

Score another victory for Chicago’s Little Leaguers. They topped a couple of big stars, Johnny Manziel and Chris Sale, in the local TV ratings Monday night.

Jackie Robinson West’s 8-7 victory over Rhode Island pulled a 3.5 rating on ESPN2 in Chicago. That means the game was seen in an estimated 125,000 homes in the area; 1 local ratings point is worth nearly 36,000 homes.

Jackie Robinson topped the 3.0 local rating for the Manziel show during ESPN’s coverage of the Washington-Cleveland game. Meanwhile, despite Cy Young candidate Sale on the mound, the White Sox-Orioles game only did a 1.0 rating on Comcast SportsNet.

The kids figure to rule again tonight when Jackie Robinson West takes on Texas at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Meanwhile, on the national level, Manziel continued to deliver ratings. The game did a 4.8 overnight rating, the second highest ever for a preseason game on ESPN. The highest was a 5.5 for the Minnesota-Houston game on Aug. 31, 2009 during Brett Favre’s first season with the Vikings.

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