MLB’s 2021 All-Star Game turned out to be the second lowest rated of all time after playing on the heels of the league’s controversial decision to move the game from Atlanta due to Georgia’s election integrity law.
Indeed, in terms of low-ratings, the 2021 All-Star Game was only outdone by the 2019 ASG — but only by a scant one percent — allowing 2019 to retain its shameful crown as the least-watch All-Star Game ever.
To show how far the All-Star Game has fallen, in 1980 the broadcast earned 36 million viewers. By 2015, only 11 million cared to tune in. This year, the league’s big match-up only garnered 8.24 million viewers. 2019’s dismal showing only reached 8.14 million. (There was no All-Star Game in 2020 due to the pandemic.)
The game, of course, was steeped in woke controversy when Major League Baseball yanked the game from