Despite dud, All-Star rating actually increases; could have been higher with good game

Yeah, that game sucked. All I can say is that I wonder why Justin Verlander doesn’t pitch that way against the White Sox.

However, surprise, surprise. Despite the National League’s 8-0 victory, ratings for the All-Star Game actually were up 3 percent. Fox did an 8.1 overnight rating, marking the first increase for an All-Star Game in four years.

So that’s the good news for Fox and baseball. Here’s the bad news: Clearly, the rating would have been much higher with a better game.

It was a snoozefest with the American League hitters looking feeble against the NL pitchers. I half-expected Commissioner Bud Selig to reset the score to 0-0 after four innings in an effort to lure back viewers.



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