Highs and lows of All-Star Game Ratings since ’67: Once did 53 share; 12 in 2012

Baseball-Almanac.com has an interesting history of All-Star Game ratings since 1967.

As you can see, the game used to do a monster rating, pulling in 50 shares on a regular basis. Even as late as 1982, it still did a 44 share.

People really did stop what they were doing to watch the game.

The advent of cable, giving viewers more choices, saw the ratings start to erode in the mid-80s. The last time the game did a double-digit rating was in 2001, when Fox pulled an 11.0.

1967 NBC 25.6 (rating) 50 (share) 14,050,000 (households) Not Available (viewers)
1968 NBC 25.8 49 14,450,000 Not Available
1969 NBC 15.1 42 8,610,000 Not Available
1970 NBC 28.5 54 16,670,000 Not Available
1971 NBC 27.0 50 16,230,000 Not Available
1972 NBC 22.9 43 14,220,000 26,300,000
1973 NBC 23.8 45 15,420,000 27,600,000
1974 NBC 23.4 44 15,490,000 Not Available
1975 NBC 21.5 41 14,730,000 28,170,000
1976 ABC 27.1 53 18,680,000 36,330,000
1977 NBC 24.5 45 17,440,000 31,000,000
1978 ABC 26.1 47 19,030,000 35,529,000
1979 NBC 24.4 45 18,180,000 31,980,000
1980 ABC 26.8 46 20,450,000 36,270,000
1981 NBC 20.1 36 15,640,000 Not Available
1982 ABC 25.0 44 20,380,000 34,120,000
1983 NBC 21.5 39 17,910,000 27,190,000
1984 ABC 20.1 35 16,840,000 28,500,000
1985 NBC 20.5 36 17,400,000 28,210,000
1986 ABC 20.3 35 17,440,000 28,375,000
1987 NBC 18.2 37 15,910,000 24,295,000
1988 ABC 20.4 33 18,070,000 29,526,000
1989 NBC 18.2 33 16,450,000 25,840,000
1990 CBS 16.2 33 14,940,000 24,365,000
1991 CBS 17.4 32 16,200,000 24,670,000
1992 CBS 14.9 27 13,720,000 21,981,000
1993 CBS 15.6 28 14,550,000 22,306,000
1994 NBC 15.7 28 14,790,000 22,015,000
1995 ABC 13.9 25 13,260,000 20,163,000
1996 NBC 13.2 23 12,690,000 18,479,000
1997 FOX 11.8 21 11,420,000 16,723,000
1998 NBC 13.3 25 13,026,000 18,970,000
1999 FOX 12.0 22 11,890,000 17,640,000
2000 NBC 10.1 18 10,167,000 14,714,000
2001 FOX 11.0 19 11,198,000 16,029,000
2002 FOX 9.5 17 10,046,000 14,653,000
2003 FOX 9.5 17 10,156,000 13,810,000
2004 FOX 8.8 15 9,573,000 13,995,000
2005 FOX 8.1 14 8,884,000 12,330,000
2006 FOX 9.3 16 10,301,000 14,424,000
2007 FOX 8.4 15 9,343,000 12,530,000
2008 FOX 9.3 16 10,441,000 14,540,000
2009 FOX 8.9 15 10,754,230 14,610,000
2010 FOX 7.5 13 8,692,500 12,100,000
2011 FOX 6.9 12 7,712,000 11,000,000
2012 FOX 6.8 12 6,743,724 10,900,000

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