MLB All-Star game earns record-low TV rating

In this Tuesday, July 13, 2010 photo, American League pitcher Justin Verlander, of the Detroit Tigers throws to the plate during the fifth inning of the All-Star baseball game against the National League, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

July 14, 2010 10:53:03 PM PDT
Major League Baseball's All-Star game has earned its lowest-ever television rating.

The National League's 3-1 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 7.5 fast national rating and 13 share. That's down 16 percent from the 8.9/15 for last season's game, a 4-3 win by the AL.

The previous low was an 8.1/14 in 2005.

Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.