The rating of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game fell to the lowest level on record, although the number of viewers increased by 1%.
The American League’s 5-2 win over the National in Tuesday’s game in Denver included Shohei Ohtani’s performance as a batter and pitcher. The broadcast registered a rating of 4.5 and a share of 11. It was watched by 8,237,000 viewers for more than 2 years, Fox said on Wednesday.
The lowest rating ever recorded in an All-Star Game was 5.9 in the American League’s 4-3 win at Cleveland two years ago, with a share of 11 and an audience of 8,140,000.
Viewership peaked at 8,897,000 between 9 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. ET.
The 2020 All-Star Game was canceled due to the pandemic.
The Home Run Derby drew a total of 7,126,000 viewers between ESPN and ESPN2 on Monday, an increase from the 6.2 billion in 2019 and the largest audience since 2017. This year it was viewed by 6,358,000 people on ESPN and 767,000 on the alternate broadcast on ESPN2
The rating is the percentage of total homes with a television where a transmission is tuned. The share is the percentage of households with a television on in which a certain program is seen. (AP)