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'Home Run Derby' Pulls 4.9 Overnight Rating

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.  

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.