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ESPN’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby Telecast Is Highest-Rated Since 2009


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5.5 Metered Market Rating, Up 38 Percent from Last Year

ESPN’s Most-Streamed Major League Baseball Event Ever

ESPN’s 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast delivered a 5.5 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated Home Run Derby since 2009, according to Nielsen. The rating for the rating telecast is up 38 percent from last year (4.0). It peaked with a 6.2 rating from 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET.

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby is ESPN’s most-streamed Major League Baseball event ever, generating an average minute audience of 209,900 viewers, 680,600 unique viewers and 27,496,000 total minutes streamed.

On ESPN in the New York market, the telecast generated a 10.8 rating, making it the highest-rated Home Run Derby in the market as far as records go back (1998). The event delivered a 13.6 rating in the Kansas City market, ranking as the highest-rated market this year. The top five markets: Kansas City (13.6); New York (10.8); (Hartford 9.7); Minneapolis (8.7); and Pittsburgh (7.9).

Veteran ESPN baseball commentator Karl Ravech, in his first year as the voice of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, provided commentary alongside analysts Mark Teixeira and Jessica Mendoza and reporter Buster Olney.

Last night, New York Yankees’ breakout superstar Aaron Judge won the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on the heels of an extraordinary performance, which included four home runs over the 500-ft mark.

Judge and the Yankees will visit Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell, July 16, at 8 p.m.


Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected]. On Twitter: @Ben_ESPN.

Michael Skarka at 860-766-1342 or [email protected]. On Twitter: @Michael_ESPN