Ratings Roundup: MLB All-Star Game Nets a 6.5 Overnight Rating for Fox

Midsummer Classic sees its first year-to-year ratings gain in five years

Tuesday night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game delivered a 6.5/11 overnight rating/share for FOX, according to Nielsen Media Research. The broadcast was up +2% over last year’s 6.4/11 giving the Midsummer Classic its first year-to-year metered-market ratings gains in five years.

According to an official release from Fox Sports, last night’s game – which the American League won over the National League 2-1 in 1- innings from Marlins Park in Miami – is projected to be FOX’s best night in primetime since Super Bowl LI and its best Tuesday night since Game 6 of the World Series in November of 2016.

With the addition of FOX Deportes, last night’s game scored a 6.6/11.

Kansas City led all markets with a 16.6/28, the third straight year that they’ve topped all markets, followed by St. Louis (12.1/21), Cleveland (11.9/21), Minneapolis (9.6/19), New York (9.2/16), Houston (8.9/16), Cincinnati (8.8/15), Denver (7.9/16), Phoenix (7.8/14) and Washington D.C. (7.7/15), to round out the top 10. Hometown Miami delivered a 5.6/10.

Markets showing greatest year-to-year growth include Houston +62% (8.9 vs. 5.5); Denver +52% (7.9 vs. 5.2); Buffalo +41% (3.1 vs. 2.2); Cleveland +40% (11.9 vs. 8.5); Cincinnati +38% (8.8 vs. 6.4); Charlotte +35% (3.1 vs. 2.3); Indianapolis +33% (5.6 vs. 4.2); Greensboro +32% (4.1 vs. 3.1); New York +31% (9.2 vs. 7.0); Tampa +22% (6.6 vs. 5.4).

Fast Nationals have been ordered for the 88th All-Star Game and will be made available later on Wednesday.

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