NEW YORK -- Final television ratings showed a big increase in viewership for the NBA All-Star Game.
The game was watched by more than 7.6 million people.
The West beat the East 146-119, with Bryant and O'Neal sharing MVP honors.
Coverage of Saturday night's All-Star festivities drew a 3.9 national rating, a 25 percent increase from last year. The event was watched by nearly 6.6 million viewers, the most in its 24-year history.