The ratings of the 2023 U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game hit an all-time low.
Local media in North America reported 메이저놀이터 주소 on the 13th (Korea Standard Time) that “the average number of viewers of Fox TV broadcasts of the MLB All-Star Game held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, was about 7006,000 and the ratings were 3.9%.
“This is (the lowest ever) It is a decrease from last year (7.51 million, 4.2% of viewership),” he reported.
He then explained, “The number of viewers (6.11 million) of the home run derby held on the 11th, the day before the All-Star match, also decreased from last year (6.88 million).”
Baseball’s popularity is decreasing day by day in the United States. According to Baseball Almanac Dotcom, an MLB record collection site, the total number of MLB All-Star Game viewers in 1980 reached 36.27 million, but fell to 10 million in 1996 and below 10 million in 2016.
The number of viewers, which had remained in the 8 million range since 2018, fell to 7 million last year, followed by more than 500,000 this year. This is analyzed to be due to various causes such as a decline in baseball popularity and the activation of new media that can watch broadcasts in addition to TV.
MLB has introduced various regulations to reduce game time, including pitch clock, to induce a thrilling game this season to restore popularity.