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NY <3 All-Star Game

Maybe it was Amar'e Stoudemire's presence in the game.

Maybe it was 'Melomania.

Maybe a little of both.

Bottom line:

In the New York area, 6.4 percent of homes watched Sunday night's All-Star Game on TNT, up from last year's game by . . . 88 percent!

Overall, the 5.2 percent of U.S. homes who watched were the most since Michael Jordan's last All-Star Game in 2003.

All-Star Saturday night averaged 8.1 million viewers, the most in the 26-year history of that event. 

New York Sports