MLB All-Star Game Hits All-Time Low 8.7 Million Viewers

It’s still better than the NFL, NBA and NHL versions

Last Updated: July 13, 2016 @ 4:31 PM

Fox’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game hit a record-low 8.7 million total viewers on Tuesday evening.

The annual exhibition contest between the American League and the National League drew just a 2.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. It peaked at 9.3 million viewers, just after 10 p.m. ET. By comparison, in 2015, the game averaged 10.9 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo.

“Baseball’s midsummer classic reaffirmed its status as the most popular all-star event in sports and provided an exciting end to an excellent first half of the season,” Michael Mulvihill, EVP Research, League Operations and Strategy told TheWrap.

“MLB ratings are up across all regional sports networks, FS1 just posted its best regular season viewership ever, and now the All-Star Game has given Fox its best night of primetime this summer,” he continued. “Our division leaders at the break are a compelling mix of young stars and historic franchises, and we’re looking to the second half and the postseason with great optimism.”

On NBC, “America’s Got Talent” earned a 2.3 rating and 11.2 million viewers on Tuesday night. At 10 p.m. ET, “Maya & Marty” posted a 1.0/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0 and fourth in viewers with 4.6 million. Following reruns, the “To Tell the Truth” finale had a 1.1/4 and 5.1 million viewers.

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