Maybe it was Amar'e Stoudemire's presence in the game.
Maybe it was 'Melomania.
Maybe a little of both.
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.