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.