Slight Decline in Overnight Ratings For MLB Home Run Derby


Overnight ratings dipped slightly for the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.

The 2012 MLB Home Run Derby drew a 4.7 overnight rating on ESPN Monday night, down a tick from both last year (4.8) and 2010 (4.8).

Though essentially on par with the last two years, the 4.7 overnight puts the Home Run Derby on pace for its lowest final rating since 2003 (3.5).

For some perspective, NBA All-Star Saturday night drew a 4.4 overnight on TNT in February.

(Monday’s overnight from Sports Business Daily)

  • Ksouze0007

    I would suggest if Chris Berman were extracted from the telecast, we would see a significant increase in enthusiasm and viewership.
    I would take the event away from ESPN and give it to the MLB Network as their on air personnel are top rate, knowledgeable and listenable.