TV ratings: 2014 MLB All-Star game boasts high numbers

MLB All-Star game
Planes fly over Target Field in Minneapolis during opening ceremonies for the Major League Baseball All-Star game Tuesday.
(Craig Lassig / European Pressphoto Agency)

The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game on Fox proved to be a grand slam in TV ratings, according to Nielsen Media Research.

With 11.3 million viewers and a rating of 3.0 among the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, the 85th All-Star game was the most watched since 2010, which boasted a rating of 7.5 and about 12.1 million viewers.

The game, which posted consecutive year-to-year ratings increases, gave Fox the No. 1 slot in the key demographic and overall prime-time network viewership on Tuesday night. 

In the game’s first full half hour, many eyes were on New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who made his final All-Star game appearance. Viewership during this time frame was up 9% from last year, with a rating of 7.5, compared with 6.9 in 2013.


NBC was the second-most-viewed network among viewers 18 to 49 with a rating of 1.7 and about 8.4 million viewers.

“America’s Got Talent” averaged a rating of 2.0. “The Night Shift,” which aired its season finale, was down 8% from last week, tying its series low with an average rating of 1.2.

On ABC, “Extreme Weight Loss” dropped 18% from last week to a rating of 0.9. “Celebrity Wife Swap” stayed even with last week’s episode with a rating of 1.0.

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