MLB All-Star Game numbers game.

Posted by | July 14, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Ratings and viewership for the MLB All-Star Game since 1950.

The 2008 MLB All-Star Game averaged an 8.6 rating for the full game (8:42 PM-1:37 AM) — a 9.3 for the first nine innings (8:42-11:42 PM) and a 7.5 for the remainder of the game (11:42 PM-1:37 AM).

Every MLB All-Star Game since ’02 has failed to draw a double-digit rating. To put that in perspective, the game failed to draw a double-digit rating only once from 1950 to 2001.

The All-Star Game hit a peak rating of 28.5 in 1970, and fell to an all-time low 8.1 in 2005. In 1951, the game had an unfathomably high 89 share, meaning 89% of televisions in use were tuned to the game.

Ratings/viewership for the MLB All-Star Game since ’50.
Sources: Sports Business Daily, tvsportsratings.com
** Rating is for the first 9 innings only; the 2008 MLB All-Star Game averaged an 8.6 rating for the full 15-inning telecast (8:42 PM-1:37 AM).

Year Date Site Net Rating Viewers
2008 Tue., 7/15/08 New York FOX 14.5 mil**
2007 Tue., 7/10/07 San Francisco FOX 12.5 mil
2006 Tue., 7/11/06 Pittsburgh FOX 14.4 mil
2005 Tue., 7/12/05 Detroit FOX 12.3 mil
2004 Tue., 7/13/04 Houston FOX 14.0 mil
2003 Tue., 7/15/03 Chicago (AL) FOX 13.8 mil
2002 Tue., 7/9/02 Milwaukee FOX 14.7 mil**
2001 Tue., 7/10/01 Seattle FOX 16.0 mil
2000 Tue., 7/11/00 Atlanta NBC 14.7 mil
1999 Tue., 7/13/99 Boston FOX 17.6 mil
1998 Tue., 7/7/98 Denver NBC 19.0 mil
1997 Tue., 7/8/97 Cleveland FOX 16.7 mil
1996 Tue., 7/9/96 Philadelphia NBC 18.5 mil
1995 Tue., 7/11/95 Arlington ABC 20.2 mil
1994 Tue., 7/12/94 Pittsburgh NBC 22.0 mil
1993 Tue., 7/13/93 Baltimore CBS 22.3 mil
1992 Tue., 7/14/92 San Diego CBS 22.0 mil
1991 Tue., 7/9/91 Toronto CBS
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1990 Tue., 7/10/90 Chicago (N) CBS
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1989 Tue., 7/11/89 Anaheim NBC
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1988 Tue., 7/12/88 Cincinnati ABC
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1987 Tue., 7/14/87 Oakland NBC
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1986 Tue., 7/15/86 Houston ABC
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1985 Tue., 7/16/85 Minneapolis NBC
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1984 Tue., 7/10/84 San Francisco ABC
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1983 Wed., 7/6/83 Chicago (A) NBC
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1982 Tue., 7/13/82 Montreal ABC
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1981 Sun., 8/9/81 Cleveland NBC
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1980 Tue., 7/8/80 Los Angeles ABC
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1979 Tue., 7/17/79 Seattle NBC
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1978 Tue., 7/11/78 San Diego ABC
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1977 Tue., 7/19/77 New York (A) NBC
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1976 Tue., 7/13/76 Philadelphia ABC
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1975 Tue., 7/15/75 Milwaukee NBC
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1974 Tue., 7/23/74 Pittsburgh NBC
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1973 Tue., 7/24/73 Kansas City NBC
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1972 Tue., 7/25/72 Atlanta NBC
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1971 Tue., 7/13/71 Detroit NBC
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1970 Tue., 7/14/70 Cincinnati NBC
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1969 Wed., 7/23/69 Washington, DC NBC
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1968 Tue., 7/9/68 Houston NBC
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1967 Tue., 7/11/67 Anaheim NBC
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1966 Tue., 7/12/66 St. Louis NBC
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1965 Tue., 7/13/65 Bloomington, MN NBC
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1964 Tue., 7/7/64 New York (N) NBC
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1963 Tue., 7/9/63 Cleveland NBC
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1962 Tue., 7/30/62 Chicago (N) NBC
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1962 Tue., 7/10/62 Washington NBC
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1961 Mon., 7/31/61 Boston NBC
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1961 Tue., 7/11/61 San Francisco NBC
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1960 Wed., 7/13/60 New York (A) NBC
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1960 Mon., 7/11/60 Kansas City NBC
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1959 Mon., 8/3/59 Los Angeles NBC
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1959 Tue., 7/7/59 Pittsburgh NBC
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1958 Tue., 7/8/58 Baltimore NBC
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1957 Tue., 7/9/57 St. Louis NBC
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1956 Tue., 7/10/56 Washington NBC
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1955 Tue., 7/12/55 Milwaukee NBC
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1954 Tue., 7/13/54 Cleveland NBC
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1953 Tue., 7/14/53 Cincinnati NBC
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1952 Tue., 7/8/52 Philadelphia NBC
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1951 Tue., 7/10/51 Detroit NBC
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1950 Tue., 7/11/50 Chicago (A) NBC
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Ratings for MLB All-Star Games in St. Louis.




Year Date Site Net Rating Viewers
1966 Tue., 7/12/66 St. Louis NBC
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1957 Tue., 7/9/57 St. Louis NBC
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