2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby on ESPN Delivers Strong 5.0 Overnight Rating

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July 16th, 2013


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2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby on ESPN Delivers Strong 5.0 Overnight Rating

Derby Telecast Up Six Percent from 2012


The 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby on ESPN – Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was crowned the Derby champion after a thrilling performance – delivered a strong 5.0 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This is up six percent compared to last year’s telecast, which delivered a 4.7.  It also marks the highest-rated Home Run Derby since 2009. Based on the overnights, ESPN was the top-rated network across all of television in prime time on Monday.


Local market notes

Several local markets experienced exponential growth for this year’s Home Run Derby. The telecast delivered a 9.0 rating in the Baltimore market, which is up 133 percent from 2012. Additionally, the Home Run Derby in New York – the host city for this year’s event - scored a 7.9 rating, which is up 19 percent from 2012.


Top 10 local markets

Market Rating
1. Detroit 9.8
2. Pittsburgh 9.6
3. Baltimore 9.0
4. New York 7.9
5. St. Louis 7.4
6. Philadelphia 6.9
7. Kansas City 6.6
8. Cleveland 6.0
9. Washington, D.C. 5.9
10.Hartford /

New Haven



2013 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game Scores Big

The 2013 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, which aired immediately following the Home Run Derby on ESPN, generated a 1.9 overnight rating, up 12 percent from a 1.7 in 2012. This is the highest-rated All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game since 2010.

  • Sam

    Good for baseball!!!

  • George

    Excellent yesterday performance, great for baseball

  • MichaelChickless

    I almost got ill during the sickly sweet 3-minute Chevrolet commercial they ran about half of the way through the telecast. That was great when the 2 home runs banged off the Silverados over the outfield fence!

  • E

    The real test will be tonight. The ratings for the All Star game have decreased considerably over the last few years. Can the ratings rebound tonight?

  • andy

    Hopefully the game stays close. Last year was a blowout.

  • Mark

    I loved the home run derby last night. It’s great to see that it did well.

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