Viewers to MLB: We don’t care much for all-star game


American League's Giancarlo Stanton, of the New York Yankees, poses with the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player trophy following the MLB All-Star baseball game against the National League, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. The American League won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

American League's Giancarlo Stanton, of the New York Yankees, poses with the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player trophy following the MLB All-Star baseball game against the National League, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. The American League won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic remains the most-watched all-star game in the major professional sports, even though it drew record lows in viewership for the fifth time since 2015.

Tuesday night’s game from Los Angeles — which the American League won 3-2 — averaged 7.51 million viewers on Fox, according to Nielsen, a decline of 9.7% from last year’s contest in Colorado. The audience peaked at 8.24 million between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. EDT.

The game was the most-watched program on television Tuesday night and outdrew the three other major all-star games that were played in February. The NFL’s Pro Bowl averaged 6.69 million on ABC, followed by the all-star games for the NBA (6.28 million on TNT/TBS) and NHL (1.15 million on ABC).

The baseball game averaged 127,000 on Fox Deportes, giving it the second-highest audience for the event in Spanish-language television history. The game also averaged 107,455 on Fox Sports’ streaming platforms.

The Home Run Derby on Monday night on ESPN averaged 6.88 million, a 3.5% decrease from last year.

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American League’s Giancarlo Stanton, of the New York Yankees, poses with the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player trophy following the MLB All-Star baseball game against the National League, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. The American League won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/07/web1_129310923-3c89edf0364543139feb6410a786a78a.jpgAmerican League’s Giancarlo Stanton, of the New York Yankees, poses with the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player trophy following the MLB All-Star baseball game against the National League, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. The American League won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)