MLB All-Star Game Drew The Worst Ratings Ever
Just in case you missed it, because apparently a bunch of people didn’t even bother to tune into the MLB All-star game, the American League defeated the National league by a score of 4-2 in Tuesday’s 87th Mid-Summer Classic.
This year’s MLB All Star Game drew a record low audience…Like, an all-time low.
Record-low (by a wide margin) for MLB All-Star Game with 8.707 million viewer average. Down from last year’s 10.9M. OOF
— Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) July 13, 2016
Not only that, the ratings for the MLB Home Run Derby were the lowest in at least 19 years. Here are some of the numbers as provided by SportsMediaWatch:
“The 2016 Home Run Derby earned a 3.2 fast-national rating and 5.5 million viewers on ESPN Monday night, down 24% in ratings and 22% in viewership from last year (4.2, 7.1M) and down 6% and up 2%, respectively, from rain-delayed coverage in 2014 (3.4, 5.4M). Figures do not include viewership on the WatchESPN app (96K).
Overall, this year’s Home Run Derby was just the third in the past 19 years to fall short of a 4.0 rating and 6.0 million viewers, joining 2014 and 2003 (3.5, 5.2M).
Among adults 18-49, Monday’s telecast delivered a 1.9 rating — down 24% from last year (2.5), down 10% from 2014 (2.1), and the event’s lowest rating in the demo since at least 2006. It had a 1.7 in adults 18-34 (-23%).”
Clearly, everybody would rather play Pokemon GO than watch baseball.