'Home Run Derby' Pulls 4.9 Overnight Rating

ESPN Telecast Up Double Digits Over Last Year's Event
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ESPN's telecast of the 2015 Home Run Derby last night slammed its way to a 4.9 overnight rating, according to Nielsen.

The event, which airs annually prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, was up 26% over last year's edition which averaged a 3.9 rating, said ESPN.

The Derby, which was held at the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ball Park, was won by the Reds' slugger Todd Frazier (pictured) in front of the hometown fans.  

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The telecast also drew the most Twitter activity for a sports event last night, drawing 6.6 million unique Twitter users, according to Nielsen's daily Twitter TV Ratings report.

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