Key details for shortened Major League Baseball season:
1) 60 game regular season down 63% from 162
2) Each game has the same impact as 2.7 during a typical season
Worth your time: This CNN post has several fantastic photos showing how different this season already is.
Reminder: Professional baseball has been around 150+ years and played a season during the 1918 Spanish Flu. Babe Ruth fell ill during the season, and many believe the had contracted the virus.
Big question: How big will viewership be this season?
The bull case for viewership: MLB Opening Night posted its largest viewership number in more than a decade.
Total viewers for MLB Opening Night (YoY growth) according to Sports Media Watch:
1) 2019 (BOS-SEA) – 1.2M
2) 2020 (NYY-WSH) – 4.0M (↑ 237%)
The bear case for viewership: Sunday Night Baseball was down 25% vs. last year.