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MLB All-Star Game tops weekly TV ratings, garners lowest numbers ever

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2012 All-Star Game

Well, this is a classic case of good news/bad news: the 2012 All-Star Game was the top-rated TV show last week, but still was the worst-rated All-Star Game ever, slightly off last year's low.

Of course, this is a simplification of what actually transpired during the course of the game, and to reduce the numbers to a simplified winner/loser scenario may make for a good tweet but not for a more nuanced representation of the event. So let's look at the numbers:

Still, in the era of declining ratings and audience fragmentation, the fact the numbers are pretty stable for the MIdseason Classic is good news for MLB: the game endures.

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