All-Star TV rating hits record low, viewers up slightly

Jul 14, 2021, 5:03 AM | Updated: 5:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The television rating for baseball’s All-Star Game sank to a record low but viewers increased by 1%.

The American League’s 5-2 win over the National at Denver on Tuesday night featuring Shohei Ohtani as the first two-way All-Star got a 4.5 rating and 11 share, and was seen by 8,237,000 viewers ages 2 and up, Fox said Wednesday.

The previous low rating was 5.0 for the American League’s 4-3 victory at Cleveland two years ago, which had an 11 share and and was seen by 8,140,000 viewers.

Viewers peaked at 8,897,000 from 9-9:15 p.m. EDT.

The 2020 All-Star Game was canceled due to the pandemic.

The Home Run Derby drew a combined 7,126,000 on ESPN and ESPN2 on Monday night, up from 6.2 million in 2019 and its most viewers since 2017. This year drew 6,358,000 viewers on ESPN and 767,000 viewers for a Statcast-themed alternate telecast on ESPN2.

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/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Serbia's Nikola Milenkovic, left, pushes Switzerland's Granit Xhaka during the World Cup group G so...
Associated Press

Serbia charged by FIFA for team, fans conduct at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA brought disciplinary charges against Serbia on Monday for alleged misconduct by players and fans including offensive chants at a World Cup match against Switzerland. Tensions flared in the stands and on the field in a rematch of their stormy game at the 2018 World Cup that revived ethnic Balkan rivalries. […]
1 day ago
Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield walks down the sideline during the first half of an NCAA co...
Associated Press

Cincinnati hires Louisville’s Satterfield as football coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cincinnati has tweeted that it has hired Louisville’s Scott Satterfield to be its next coach. Louisville was 7-5 this season under Satterfield and earned a berth in the Fenway Bowl, where coincidentally it will face Cincinnati. He replaces Luke Fickell, who recently left to become coach at Wisconsin. “Welcome to Cincinnati, […]
1 day ago
Spain's Ferran Torres scores a penalty, the third goal of his team, during the World Cup group E so...
Associated Press

Spain is prepared for penalties against Morocco at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique gave his team a unique assignment following a penalty shootout loss to Italy at last year’s European Championship. “I told my players they have homework ahead of the World Cup. You need to take at least 1,000 penalties with your club,” Luis Enrique recounted Monday. “We can’t […]
1 day ago
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, dunks against Washington Wizards centers Daniel Gaf...
Associated Press

With 99 points in 2 games, Lakers’ Anthony Davis on big roll

Anthony Davis is healthy. His numbers have never been healthier. And, not coincidentally, the Los Angeles Lakers are playing like the team they expected to be. With 99 points in his last two games — his most ever in a span of two regular-season contests — Davis is doing something that few in the league’s […]
1 day ago
Moroccan soccer fans dance at the Souq Waqif during the FIFA World Cup, in Doha, Qatar on Sunday De...
Associated Press

Arab fans in Qatar rally behind Morocco at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Moroccans in Qatar are feeling the love from across the Arab world ahead of their country’s World Cup clash with Spain on Tuesday. After their own teams were eliminated from the first World Cup in the Middle East, many Qatari, Saudi and Tunisians fans in Doha are now rallying behind Morocco […]
1 day ago
Brazil's Neymar, runs for the ball during the World Cup group G soccer match between Brazil and Ser...
Associated Press

Neymar lookalike causes double takes at World Cup in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — While one Neymar was about to make his return at the World Cup, another was going home after a short — and tumultuous — stint in Qatar. The real Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and was expected to play Monday against South Korea in the round of 16, while […]
1 day ago
All-Star TV rating hits record low, viewers up slightly