Baseball is dying, you guys.
The All-Star Game drew a record-low television rating for the second straight year. The rating: a 5.4 rating. That is good for a 10 share — 10% of people watching TV on Tuesday night were watching the Midsummer Classic — and 8.7 million viewers. That “bests” last year’s 6.6 for the game in Cincinnati.
As we always note when it comes to national baseball TV ratings, it’s all relative. Baseball’s All-Star Game gets better ratings than the other major sports’ All-Star Games. And, according to Fox, Tuesday night’s game was its highest-rated telecast of any kind of the summer season.
People have a lot of stuff to watch. And they like watching their own team more than an exhibition. Not terribly shocking.