Derby hits clean up for ESPN

ESPN’s coverage of the Gillette Home Run Derby on Monday handed the channel with ratings gains, drawing a 4.2 rating and 7.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen, to mark the channel’s most-viewed and highest-rated Home Run Derby since 2009. The event ended up being the highest-rated telecast on cable among households, viewers (P2+) and adults 25-54, with viewership rising 32% over 2014 numbers. Host market Cincinnati drew a 19.6, the highest local market rating for a Home Run Derby telecast ever on ESPN.

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