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NHL All-Star Game attracts best rating since 2007

Pacific Division forward John Scott looks into the

Pacific Division forward John Scott looks into the stands during the NHL All-Star championship game against the Atlantic Division Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Pacific Division won 1-0 and Scott was named MVP. Credit: AP / Mark Humphrey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game averaged 1.595 million viewers and 0.90 percent of homes nationally, both the highest such figures for the seven All-Star Games shown on Versus/NBCSN since 2007.

The viewership figure peaked at 1.89 million at around the time Pacific Division captain/game MVP/folk hero John Scott scored his two goals.

The 1.595 million viewership average was up 34 percent over last year’s game in Columbus, Ohio.

The three markets with the highest ratings for the telecast — all with more than 3 percent of homes — were Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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