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All-Star Game rating sinks to record low of 5.4 percent of homes nationally

The Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor makes his way

The Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor makes his way to first base during the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo Credit: TNS/ Misael Virgen

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game averaged 5.4 percent of homes nationally on Fox Tuesday night, a record low rating for the event by a significant margin over the previous low of 6.6 percent set last year.

The game averaged 8.7 million viewers.

New York ranked 13th among 56 major markets measured by Nielsen with an average of 7.0 percent of homes tuned in.

The relatively paltry figures for the event are the continuation of a decades-long slide. The All-Star Game peaked at a 28.5 rating in 1970, the year Pete Rose famously won it for the National League by bowling over catcher Ray Fosse in the 12th inning.

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