MLB

All-Star Game television rating sets record low

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • American League pitcher Shane Bieber, of the Cleveland Indians, holds the MVP trophy the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. The American League defeated the National League 4-3.

    American League pitcher Shane Bieber, of the Cleveland Indians, holds the MVP trophy the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. The American League defeated the National League 4-3. Associated Press

  • American League's Gleyber Torres, of the New York Yankees, and Mookie Betts (50), of the Boston Red Sox, celebrate the American League's 4-3 victory over the National League in the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland.

    American League's Gleyber Torres, of the New York Yankees, and Mookie Betts (50), of the Boston Red Sox, celebrate the American League's 4-3 victory over the National League in the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. Associated Press

 
 

NEW YORK -- Baseball's All-Star Game had a record low television rating.

The American League's 4-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in Cleveland had a 5.0 rating and 11 share on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game was seen by an average of 5.93 million households and 8.14 million viewers.

That is down from the previous record low rating of 5.2 and 8.69 million viewers for the AL's 8-6, 10-inning victory last year.

The game averaged 8,302,000 viewers on Fox, Fox Deportes and Fox streaming services, peaking at 8,592,000 viewers from 9:15-9:30 p.m. EDT. It was the most-watched Fox prime-time telecast since February and the network's most-watched Tuesday night since the World Series opener between Boston and the Los Angeles Dodgers last October.

The Home Run Derby drew a combined 6.2 million viewers and a 4.54 rating in metered markets on ESPN and ESPN2 on Monday night, up from 5.97 million viewers and a 4.39 rating last year.

The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a broadcast and the share is the percentage tuned to a telecast among those households with televisions on at the time.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

0 Comments
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.