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Many New Yorkers stayed up very late for All-Star Game

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Here is an item about viewership for the late, late All-Star Game Show on Fox that did not make it into the Sunday newspaper:

It ended much earlier than the infamous Mets-Braves game of July 4-5, 1985, and a little earlier than the Easter Epic between the Islanders and Capitals in ‘87. But viewers who lasted until the end of the All-Star game at 1:37 a.m. earned a lifelong memory and something to brag about to their friends.

How many such people were there? Nationally, the final quarter-hour, from 1:30 to 1:45 a.m. Eastern Time, 6.3 percent of homes still were watching, covering an estimated 9.6 million viewers.

In New York, the rating understandably dwindled in the wee hours. But substantial numbers of people hung in there. An estimated 9.1 percent of homes still were watching at 1:30.

Maybe they were hoping to get to see David Wright pitch in the 17th.

Click below to view a breakdown of the percentages of homes in the New York area that watched the All-Star Game, quarter hour by quarter hour:8:45 – 9:00 – 18.0

9:00 – 9:15 – 17.4

9:15 – 9:30 – 18.9

9:30 – 9:45 – 17.8

9:45 – 10:00 – 18.2

10:00 – 10:15 – 18.3

10:15 – 10:30 – 17.5

10:30 – 10:45 – 15.9

10:45 – 11:00 – 15.9

11:00 – 11:15 – 15.9

11:15 – 11:30 – 15.7

11:30 – 11:45 – 15.6

11:45 – 12:00 – 14.0

12:00 – 12:15 – 16.0

12:15 – 12:30 – 13.0

12:30 – 12:45 – 12.2

12:45 – 1:00 – 11.1

1:00 – 1:15 – 11.4

1:15 – 1:30 – 9.2

1:30 – 1:45 – 9.1

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