Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

All-Star Game gets record-low rating

NEW YORK — The baseball All-Star Game drew a record-low television rating for the second straight year.

The American League's 4-2 victory over the NL in San Diego on Tuesday night got a 5.4 rating on Fox. The previous low was 6.6 last year for the game in Cincinnati.

Fox said Wednesday that the game drew a 10 share and 8.7 million viewers. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program, the share is the percentage of households watching among TVs in use at the time.

Baseball remains the most-watched all-star game of the four major North American pro sports. Fox said Tuesday's game was its highest-rated telecast of the summer season.

FERNANDEZ-ORTIZ: Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez, a former Alonso High standout, said he tried to groove a fastball to David Ortiz as promised so Ortiz could homer in the All-Star Game but missed with his first pitch (Ortiz jokingly complained about getting a changeup, Fernandez said it was an 80 mph fastball meant to be hit hard). After that, Fernandez said, he tried to get Ortiz out, and ended up walking him.

SONG CONTROVERSY: Remigio Pereira, a member of a Canadian quartet who changed a lyric in his country's national anthem to say "all lives matter'' and held up a sign with the same message at the All-Star Game, is for now no longer with the group. The Tenors blamed the changes on Pereira and called his actions "disrespectful" and "shameful."

HAMELS MISHAP: Rangers LHP Cole Hamels pitched a scoreless third inning in the All-Star Game after getting eight stitches in his chin. Hamels reportedly tripped coming out of the bathroom at 5 a.m. Tuesday. In other Rangers news, RHP Yu Darvish (shoulder soreness) is scheduled to come off the DL Saturday and start at the Cubs.

tigers: OF Anthony Gose was demoted to Double-A Erie after an altercation with Triple-A Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon on Saturday.

All-Star Game gets record-low rating 07/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.
    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Life sentence for man convicted in killing of brother of Bucs' Kwon Alexander

    Bucs

    An Alabama man who shot and killed the 17-year-old brother of Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in 2015 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, the Anniston (Ala.) Star reported.

  2. Rays journal: Blake Snell continues roll in win over Cubs (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was still a game in the fifth inning when LHP Blake Snell walked the leadoff batter, then allowed a single. One swing by the Cubs' Ian Happ (22 home runs) could put a dent in the Rays' three-run lead.

    Blake Snell allows just two hits in pitching seven scoreless innings.
  3. Remember him? Numbers prove Ben Zobrist is one of greatest Rays of all time

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first foray back to the Trop by the best manager the Rays have had obscured the second return visit by arguably the second-best player in franchise history.

    Figures.

    Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) grounds into a double play to end the top of the third inning of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Cubs game

    The Heater

    One success story of this lost season is the emergence of LHP Blake Snell as the frontline starter the Rays projected. After a rough start and two demotions, he has been rolling, Wednesday's solid seven innings making him 4-0, 2.57 in his past eight starts.

  5. Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Orioles

    7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM; 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    This is a 2017 photo of Matt Andriese of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)