04/29/08 3:00 PM ET
Media coverage, economic impact
By / MLB.com
According to data from Nielsen Media Research, the 78th All-Star Game was viewed by 31.4 million viewers, an increase over the 31.2 million who tuned in to watch the 2006 Midsummer Classic, and the 29.5 million who watched in 2005. The telecast delivered an 8.4/15 household rating and share and an average audience of 12.5 million viewers.
The 8.4 household rating and share made the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game television's top-rated sports telecast of the summer and matched the highest rating for any show on network television since the start of summer.
As has been the case since its television debut more than 50 years ago, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game ranks as by far the highest-rated All-Star event in sports.
In addition, the State Farm Home Run Derby delivered a 5.1 HH rating and an average of 6.78 million viewers. The average audience of 6.78 million viewers ranked as the largest for any telecast on ESPN during 2007.
|The City of New York's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) projects an overall estimated economic impact of $148.4 million with over 175,000 visitors.|
Economic impact (in millions)
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