88th All-Star Game Is First Year-To-Year Ratings Gain in Five Years

MIAMI – Major League Baseball’s 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, in which the American League edged the National League 2-1 in 10 innings last night on FOX, delivered a 6.5/11 overnight rating/share according to Nielsen Media Research. Tuesday night’s contest from Marlins Park in Miami is up +2% over last year’s 6.4/11. With the addition of FOX Deportes, last night’s game scored a 6.6/11.

The 2017 Midsummer Classic experienced year-to-year metered-market ratings gains for the first time in five years. Last night’s contest 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.

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 today.