Major League Baseball All-Star Game Ratings Up Slightly, But Home Run Derby A Big Hit

This year’s Major League Baseball All-star Game avoided strike three – as in, three straight years of record lows.
The Tuesday game on Fox had a bump in ratings, delivering 8.24 million viewers. That’s up from the 2019, which brought in 8.14 million.┬áThe 2018 game had 8.69 million viewers, but was down compared to 2017.
The 2020 All-Star Game was canceled by the pandemic. Figures for Tuesday included out-of-home viewing. which 2019 did not,
In even better news, Monday’s Home Run Derby on ESPN and ESPN2 was the most-watched since 2017, according to Nielsen. The event, won for the second year in a row by New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, generated an average audience of 7,126,000 viewers, including 6,358,000 viewers on ESPN and 767,000 viewers on ESPN2 for the Statcast-focused alternate presentation.

The telecast peaked with 8,685,000 viewers from 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET during the swing-off between Shohei Ohtani and Juan Soto.

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