Baseball’s Opening Night A Hit For ESPN

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ESPN’s first game of the new baseball season Sunday night appeared to be in midseason form ratings-wise. The network’s coverage of the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs vs the St. Louis Cardinals scored a 2.3 overnight rating in the metered markets for the primetime game, up 10% over last year’s opener to make it ESPN’s highest-rated opening night telecast since 2010. Last night’s Cardinals home opener (a 4-3 victory for the home team) also had a 20.1 rating in…