All-Star Game television rating sets record low

Thu Jul 11 4:39pm ET

American League's Alex Bregman (2), of the Houston Astros, scores past National League catcher Willson Contreras, of the Chicago Cubs, during the second inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


American League pitcher Shane Bieber, of the Cleveland Indians, holds the MVP trophy the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. The American League defeated the National League 4-3. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


American League's Gleyber Torres, of the New York Yankees, and Mookie Betts (50), of the Boston Red Sox, celebrate the American League's 4-3 victory over the National League in the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)


NEW YORK (AP) Baseball's All-Star Game had a record low television rating.

The American League's 4-3 win over the National League on Tuesday night in Cleveland had a 5.0 rating on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game was seen by an average of 5.93 million households and 8.14 million viewers.

That is down from the previous record low rating of 5.2 and 8.69 million viewers for the AL's 8-6, 10-inning victory last year.

The Home Run Derby drew a combined 6.2 million viewers and a 4.54 rating in metered markets on ESPN and ESPN2 on Monday night, up from 5.97 million viewers and a 4.39 rating last year.

The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a broadcast.

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