More people watched the Home Run Derby than the NBA All-Star Game or NFL Pro Bowl


Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby had it's biggest television audience in years and it is a small sign that young stars like Aaron Judge are starting to breathe life back into the sport.

The Home Run Derby posted a television rating of 4.6 and 8.2 million viewers. As Sports Media Watch pointed out, that was actually more viewers than either the NBA All-Star game and NFL Pro Bowl and the Derby is not even baseball's main All-Star event.

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox delivers during the first inning of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) runs out onto the field before the start of the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
Opening ceremony's overview of the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals and the National League jokes with Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians and the American League as he runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: American League All-Stars Corey Dickerson #10 of the Tampa Bay Rays, Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees are seen in the dugout before the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Brad Hand #52 of the San Diego Padres and the National League throws a pitch in the sixth inning during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts to a Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals solo home run during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals and the National League takes a photograph of Nelson Cruz #23 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League and umpire Joe West in the sixth inning during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League celebrates hitting a home run in the tenth inning against the National League during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the tenth inning against the National League during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Yonder Alonso #17 of the Oakland Athletics and the American League, Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League and Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians and the American League celebrate after defeating the National League 2 to 1 during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox and the American League celebrates with teammates after they defeated the National League 2 to 1 during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 11: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League poses with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award and vice president Brian Sweeney of Chevrolet after defeating the National League 2-1 in the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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