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Mo’Ne Davis’ power breaks Little League World Series ratings

Wednesday wasn’t a great night for Mo’ne Davis, the teenage pitching phenom making headlines for her performance in this year’s Little League World Series.

The thirteen-year-old Philadelphia native was pulled out after giving up three runs and six hits. “There’s no question [she] didn’t have her A-game tonight,” her team manager said.

But it was a winning night for ESPN, the television network airing the series, which enjoyed record ratings for the event as viewers across the country tuned in to watch Davis’ seventy mile-an-hour fastball.

With an overnight national rating of 3.4, corresponding to the percentage of homes with televisions watching a program, it was the most-watched LLWS game in the network’s history.

Davis made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated last week after becoming the first girl to throw a shutout in LLWS history.

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