Baseball All-Star Game draws record low TV rating - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Baseball All-Star Game draws record low TV rating

Posted: Updated:
American League's David Ortiz, of the Boston Red Sox, points to the mound after drawing a walk during the second inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game against the National League, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in San Diego. American League's David Ortiz, of the Boston Red Sox, points to the mound after drawing a walk during the second inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game against the National League, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in San Diego.

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating for the second straight year.

The American League's 4-2 victory over the NL in San Diego on Tuesday night got a 5.4 rating on Fox. The previous low was 6.6 last year for the game in Cincinnati.

Fox said Wednesday that the game drew a 10 share and 8.7 million viewers.

Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program, the share is the percentage of households watching among TVs in use at the time.

Baseball remains the most-watched all-star game of the four major North American pro sports. Fox said Tuesday night's game was its highest-rated telecast of the summer season.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

  • SportsMore>>

  • World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:54:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch. 
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch. 
  • The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

    The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:54:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo claims a cross during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo claims a cross during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup. 
    Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup. 
  • Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

    Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:54:23 GMT
    Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91. 
    Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.