The 2023 Planet Baseball Classic has driven considerable fan interest and broken many tournament consumption records right after a very first round that took spot in 4 areas. The fifth installment of the tournament has attracted an growing quantity of worldwide engagement from fans about the planet.

The 2023 Planet Baseball Classic registered an attendance record for the Very first-Round drawing 1,010,999, the most attended round in the history of the tournament and a +98% enhance vs. the preceding record of 510,056 in 2017. The typical attendance of 25,275 also set a record for the Very first Round of the tournament eclipsing 2017’s typical of 20,402 by +24%.

Pool B, held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, broke records for the most fans of any round in the history of the tournament (361,976) and the highest typical attendance (36,198) of any Very first or Second Round pool in the tournament’s history.

Pool D in Miami at loanDepot park set the record for the most attended Planet Baseball Classic round ever in the United States drawing 295,850, an enhance of +81%. Typical attendance in Miami registered 29,585, which was an enhance of +eight% vs. the 2017 typical of 27,313.

Mexico’s victory more than Group USA on March 12th at Chase Field drew 47,534, which is a Planet Baseball Classic attendance record for any Very first Round game.

Each U.S. venues set single day attendance records in the buildings’ histories in the course of the Very first Round on Saturday, March 11. loanDepot park drew 71,289 and Chase Field had total attendance of 68,147 each more than the course of two games.

In Japan, the March 10th Japan vs. Korea game on TBS registered a 44.four rating, producing it the most-watched game in the history of the Planet Baseball Classic in any nation. The game outrated all sports competitors in the course of the Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s 4 Very first Round games averaged a 42.three rating in the nation.

In Taiwan, Chinese Taipei’s 4 Very first Round games averaged 1.301 million viewers on EBC News, an enhance of +151% vs. the 2017 tournament. The typical viewership of all 4 Chinese Taipei games had been larger than all other sports programming in the market place because September 2021.

In Korea, the 4 games featuring South Korea on SBS/KBS/MBC averaged 1.781 million viewers marking a +35% enhance vs. the 2017 Very first Round typical. South Korea’s match-up against Japan, which averaged two.709 million viewers, was the most-watched Planet Baseball Classic game in Korea because their championship game competitors against Japan in 2009.

In Puerto Rico, WAPA Deportes delivered a +77% enhance in comparison to 2017 for all games featuring Puerto Rico in the Very first Round. Puerto Rico’s game against Dominican Republic averaged a 62% share of folks watching Television at the time. Twenty-4 % of viewers who watched that game had been beneath 35 years and 55% had been female viewers.

In the Dominican Republic, viewership for the Dominican team’s games had been +37% vs. 2017. In Mexico, the very first two games on Imagen featuring Mexico registered an enhance of +ten% vs. 2017. Ratings for all 4 games in Mexico had been not but obtainable.

Group USA’s very first game versus Good Britain on FOX and FOX Deportes averaged 1.592 million viewers producing it the most-watched very first round game in the U.S. because 2009.

Following the Very first Round, the 2023 Planet Baseball Classic has currently broken the tournament’s all-time sales records for merchandise across each e-commerce and the 4 host venues – Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ loanDepot Park in Miami, FL the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan and Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taiwan. The official on the internet shops for Planet Baseball Classic merchandise are and the Fanatics network of internet websites.

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani gained the most followers of any player in the course of the Very first Round with a 1.36 million enhance because March 1st, which is approximate development of +75%. In addition, there was +564% additional total engagements on Planet Baseball Classic social media accounts in the course of the Very first Round of the 2023 tournament compared to the 2017 occasion.

The North American quarterfinals begin tonight with Puerto Rico facing Mexico at 7 p.m. on FS1. Tomorrow evening, USA will face Venezuela on FOX also at 7 p.m.

MLB Network’s Emmy award-winning MLB Tonight will be reside tomorrow at six p.m. ET major up to Group USA’s quarterfinal matchup against Group Venezuela, such as hits with analyst Harold Reynolds and reporter Jon Morosi from loanDepot park. MLB Tonight will be reside with pre- and postgame coverage from the semi-finals this March 19th and 20th and finals on Tuesday, March 21st, with Greg Amsinger, Jon Morosi, Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network continues to make the planet feed for the 2023 Planet Baseball Classic.

The Planet Baseball Classic is sanctioned by the Planet Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) as the sport’s official National Group Planet Championship.

By Editor