PBA League's Viewership on ESPN Up 14 Percent

Bill Vint
Professional Bowlers Association


ESPN’s four-week series of PBA League telecasts from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, resulted in a 14 percent increase in audience growth over the 2015 series.

The fourth annual PBA League competition was highlighted by the first Baker team 300 game – by PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke’s GoBowling.com Dallas Strikers team in the semifinal round – and a great Elias Cup championship round battle won by Duke’s Strikers over long-time rival Pete Weber and his GEICO New York City WTT KingPins team.

If you missed one or more of the shows, the entire four-telecast, eight-hour series, featuring eight teams composed of 40 PBA stars, is now available on PBA’s YouTube channel.

The PBA and Bayside Bowl have already announced the PBA League will return to Portland, Maine in 2017, where the competition will be conducted in a newly-expanded Bayside Bowl featuring eight additional lanes and specially-designed spectator access.