MLS is currently in the midst of television negotiations, so this news comes at just the right time for the league. The season opening match between Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City saw a tremendous 283% increase in overnight ratings on NBCSN from last season. This year's game drew a .23 rating while last year's opener only managed a paltry .06. Small numbers yes compared to other sports, but still, a significant improvement.
The biggest reason why Seattle-KC saw such a dramatic increase? It immediately followed live EPL coverage on NBC Sports Network. Via World Soccer Talk..no comments