Tuesday night’s telecast of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game on Fox received a 9.1 household rating and a 15 share for the prime-time portion of the game (8:30-11 p.m.) in preliminary metered market ratings, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.
Those figures are down 12% from the 10.3 household rating and 17 share for the 2009 game. Last year’s All-Star Game was the most viewed since 1999.
TVbytheNumbers.com notes that these are household ratings, not the adults 18-49 ratings the site typically reports, and as with any live event the numbers are subject to significant revision.
According to Zap2it, the baseball telecast beat out the “America’s Got Talent” semifinals on NBC in total viewers and the 18-49 demo in Fast National ratings.
Fox averaged 11.1 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/12 share in households, Zap2it reported. NBC came in second with 9 million and a 5.3/9. CBS was third with 7.7 million and a 5.1/9 and ABC was fourth with 5.3 million and a 3.2/6. The CW came in last with 654,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.