FOX says Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game drew 11.34 million viewers, up three percent from last year's game. It was the most-viewed All-Star Game since 2010.
The All-Star Game has been losing viewers for years. In 1985 the game drew 28.2 million viewers and in 1997, when FOX first aired the game, it drew 16.7 million.
This year's game likely got a ratings boost from Derek Jeter, who started at shortstop in his final season before retirement. Jeter and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout combined to go 4-5 with two runs scored and two RBI, to lead the American League to a 5-3 victory. Trout was named the game's MVP.
#ASG is most-watched since 2010 w/ 11.34 million viewers. Highest-rated program in primetime for FOX since early Feb.— MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) July 16, 2014
- Alex Hampl