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All-Star Game outdraws last two games combined
by Paul Kennedy, August 8th, 2014 4:20PM
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[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game on ESPN2 averaged 863,000 viewers, more than the combined viewership for the last two games. The viewership was also the highest since the game moved from ABC after the 2005 season.

The All-Star Game also outdrew the Manchester United-Real Madrid game on Fox (726,000 viewers) and LA Galaxy-Portland game on NBC (457,000), which both aired Saturday afternoon.

MLS All-Star Game Viewers:
YEAR AVG. (OPPONENT, NEYWORK)
2014: 863,000 (Bayern Munich, ESPN2)
2013: 319,000 (Roma, ESPN2)
2012: 530,000 (Chelsea, ESPN2)
2011: 781,000 (Man. United, ESPN2)
2010: 714,000 (Man. United, ESPN2)
2009: 484,000 (Everton, ESPN2)
2008: 537,000 (West Ham, ESPN)
2007: 517,000 (Celtic, ESPN)
2006: 591,000 (Chelsea, ESPN)
2005: 807,000 (Fulham, ABC)
2004: 1,069,000 (East-West, ABC)
2003: 1,175,000 (Guadalajara, ABC)
2002: 927,000 (USA, ABC)
2001: 945,000 (East-West, ABC)
2000: 1,154,000 (East-West, ABC)


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