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  • All-Star Game draws record-low ratings... again

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201....ap/index.html

    6.8 rating, down from 6.9 last year (a then record-low)

    Part of it might be because of the blowout 8-0 score, which caused many fans to turn away early.

    Here's a yearly chart: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/asgtv.shtml

    The game drew 20.0 in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and it drew in the mid-teens in the 1990s.

    On current pace, it will be drawing less than a regular-season game by 2020.

  • #2
    Could be because the All-Star game is now being swamped by a slew of no-names. Jose Altuve? Really?

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    • #3
      must be because RA Dickey didn't start

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      • #4
        There was a baseball game on last night?
        Mike Hopper
        Former Gateway Grizzlies Intern

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blackout View Post
          must be because RA Dickey didn't start
          NO,actually the tv ratings at the beginning were higher then last year
          from the first pitch to the 6th inining when R.A. Dickey came in
          then PEAK for the whole inning that he pitch
          then sank after that
          http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.1112136
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          • #6
            In fairness, ratings have been on a steady declining trend of 30+ years - its not a new issue. Not surprisingly, the downward trend began with the introduction of cable television. Coincidence?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
              Could be because the All-Star game is now being swamped by a slew of no-names. Jose Altuve? Really?
              Maybe, but there were a lot more big stars in the 90's than the late 70's, but the 70's ratings were much better. I think it is one of many issues.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blackout View Post
                must be because RA Dickey didn't start
                Nobody outside of NY or very big baseball fans know who the heck RA Dickey is.
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                • #9
                  I blame Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.

                  But hey, at least MLB ASG's ratings are higher than the Pro Bowl's, right?

                  EDIT: Or are they? 2012 Pro Bowl drew 7.9. Damn, baseball is really sinking.
                  Last edited by UnderPressure; 07-11-2012, 07:35 PM.
                  Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                  If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                  • #10
                    the pro bowl is worthless. football is my favorite sport but i can't watch that wack game.

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                    • #11
                      Honestly? I watched it up until price pitched and then after that turned on something else and then i tuned in, in the 9th and saw Rodney pitch and then went to something else.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                        In fairness, ratings have been on a steady declining trend of 30+ years - its not a new issue. Not surprisingly, the downward trend began with the introduction of cable television. Coincidence?
                        Very true. I am a Senior Research Analyst working in the HQ for the largest privately owned Cable company in North America... Needless to say, it's quite the paradox we started. We are segmenting our own audience with dozens of Networks, then further losing viewing share to the Internet and Mobile Devices...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blackout View Post
                          the pro bowl is worthless. football is my favorite sport but i can't watch that wack game.
                          Can't agree more... It's super wack... Guys running at 25% their regular speeds and not tackling...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Blackout View Post
                            the pro bowl is worthless. football is my favorite sport but i can't watch that wack game.
                            At least commissioner Goodell is willing to entertain the notion of cancelling the pro bowl outright. Selig seems determined to some how find a way to bring a dead horse back to life.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RubeBaker View Post
                              At least commissioner Goodell is willing to entertain the notion of cancelling the pro bowl outright. Selig seems determined to some how find a way to bring a dead horse back to life.
                              If baseball is as money-hungry as we think they are, the game would be dead because they wouldn't waste their resources on something that pulls such bad ratings. What keeps it alive?
                              46 wins to match last year's total

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