All-Star Game viewership extended a series of record declines

July 22, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; The logo for the 2023 All-Star Game set to take place in Seattle was painted on the back of home plate before the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park. Image: Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports

Viewers for the major league All-Star Game hit record lows for the second year in a row and the fifth time in the last seven years that games have been held, according to a report published Wednesday.

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Sports Media Watch reports that Tuesday’s game has an average rating of 3.9 and 7.01 million viewers on FOX (7.09 million if you include all platforms). The previous lowest rating was 4.2, and an average of 7.51 million viewers watched ASG in 2022.

By comparison, the All-Star Game had average ratings of 7.0 and 11.34 million viewers in 2014. A series of record lows followed: in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2022. Those games were not held in 2020 because COVID-19. -19 pandemic.

The report noted that the Midsummer Classic continues to have the largest attendance compared to any other All-Star event. The NFL’s “Pro Bowl Games” drew 6.28 million viewers, Monday night’s Home Run Derby posted 6.11 million and February’s NBA All-Star Game ended with 4.59 million.

The National League ended a nine-game losing streak by beating the American League 3-2 Tuesday night in Seattle.

–Field Level Media

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