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2006 MLB All Star
2006 MLB All Star

Ratings up for All-Star Game, Derby

Posted: Wednesday July 12, 2006 6:41PM; Updated: Wednesday July 12, 2006 6:41PM
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Television ratings for Tuesday night's All-Star game on Fox were up 15 percent over last season's contest, the largest increase in 24 years.

The game itself had a 9.3 rating and 16 share with an average of 14.4 million viewers. Last year's game got an 8.1 rating and a 14 share, the second year in a row that the game had plummeted to an all-time low.

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The Home Run Derby on Monday, televised by ESPN, had a 10 percent increase. The contest had a 5.4 rating compared to 4.9 last year.

A ratings point represents 1,096,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 109.6 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

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