Relatively speaking, viewers still love the Home Run Derby (2002-2016 viewership)

July 11, 2016

Update: The 2016 Home Run Derby averaged 5.524 million viewers. Like the NFL’s Pro Bowl, there is always plenty of complaining about the event but the numbers are always relatively very good. I suspect that like the Pro Bowl, it may play pretty well as a family event on a day where there’s no other MLB competition. After decade-plus lows for 2014’s rain-delayed event, the 2015 event with a new format saw…

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Relatively speaking, viewers still love the Home Run Derby (2002-2015 viewership)

July 13, 2015

Update 2: This year’s Derby averaged 7.126 million viewers and was the most-watched since 2009 (8.3M). Update: in the overnight’s (which measure the largest 56 markets out of a total of 210) the Derby scored a 4.9 overnight rating. Up 26% vs last year but on par with other recent years – 2013 had a 5.0 overnight. Will add viewership when it’s available. Tonight marks the 30th anniversary of Major League…

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