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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 10:54

2012 All-Star Game

It may be more surprising than the final score. Despite an 8-0 shellacking by the National League over the American League in Tuesday night’s 2012 MLB All-Star Game, television ratings were actually up. According to the overnight numbers from Nielsen, FOX pulled an 8.1 national rating, up 3 percent from the 7.9 rating from last year’s game in Phoenix.
So, that means ratings were "good"? Not exactly. The ratings last year were the lowest on record. That means the 2012 MLB All-Star Game was the second-lowest rated, ever.
The highest ratings for last night's ASG were in St. Louis where the rating number was a staggering 20.5. Other high ratings were reported in Detroit, Cincinnati, and Dallas.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes.He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network (select his name in the dropdown provided).

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