The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will go into the record book for its record-low viewership, but the addition of viewers who watched a live stream or Spanish-language telecast of the game boosted the viewership over the previous low, according to figures released Tuesday.

Fox’s telecast of the American League’s 8-6 10-inning victory over the National League July 17 in Washington averaged 8.7 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen Tuesday.

The previous record low for prime-time coverage of an MLB All-Star Game was 8.71 million for the 2016 game, which was played in San Diego.

The total viewership for the 2018 game, which includes Fox’s streaming services and the Spanish-language Fox Deportes service, was 8.849 million. The total viewership figure for the 2016 game was not available.

The All-Star Game had set record lows in 10 of the 18 years from 1995 through 2012. Fox Broadcasting has carried the game each year since 2001.

The 2017 All-Star Game averaged 9.28 million viewers, the game’s third-smallest official prime-time audience.

The record audience for the All-Star Game came in 1976, when an average of 36.33 million viewers watched ABC’s coverage in an era where there were three major broadcast networks and few other television alternatives.

Viewership for most events has fallen over the past 25 years because of increased competition from cable television, Fox and streaming programming and such leisure time activities as surfing the internet, playing video games and watching recorded programming.

The All-Star Game has been played in prime time each year since 1967, except for 1969, when rain forced a one-day delay of the game in Washington and a switch to an afternoon start.

Despite the record-low viewership, the audience was the second-largest among prime-time programs airing between July 16 and Sunday.

“America’s Got Talent,” which ran on NBC opposite the first one hour, 44 minutes of Fox’s All-Star Game coverage in most of the nation, was the week’s most-watched prime-time program, averaging 11.33 million viewers.

“America’s Got Talent” has been the most-watched prime-time program for five of the six weeks since the conclusion of the NBA Finals.

The only interruption to the streak came during the week of July 2-8 when NBC aired a rerun because of the customarily lower television viewership on Independence Day eve.

“America’s Got Talent” has been the most-watched entertainment program every week an original episode has aired this summer and last summer.

ESPN’s coverage of MLB’s Home Run Derby was the week’s most-watched cable program, averaging 5.641 million viewers, a 31 percent decrease from 2017 when it averaged 8.176 million, its largest audience since 2009.

The Home Run Derby was the week’s eighth most-watched program overall.

Despite the boost from the All-Star Game, Fox finished fourth among the major broadcast networks for the 26th consecutive week, averaging 3.31 million viewers for its 16 hours, 54 minutes of prime-time programming.

Fox’s most-watched program outside of the All-Star Game was “MasterChef,” 29th among the week’s broadcast and cable programs, averaging 3.608 million viewers.

NBC was the most-watched network for the third consecutive week, averaging 4.3 million viewers.

CBS averaged 3.82 million viewers to finish second for the third consecutive week after three consecutive first-place finishes.

ABC averaged 3.42 million viewers to finish third for the sixth consecutive week after back-to-back victories when it aired the NBA Finals.

NBC, CBS and ABC all aired 22 hours of prime-time programming for ratings purposes.

Fox News Channel had five of the week’s most-watched prime-time cable programs to be the most-watched cable network for the seventh consecutive week, averaging 2.38 million viewers.

MSNBC was second, averaging 1.893 million and USA Network third, averaging 1.393 million.

The most-watched Spanish-language prime-time program was the Wednesday episode of the Telemundo telenovela “El Senor de los Cielos,” which averaged 1.982 million viewers to finish 59th among broadcast programs. Its overall place was not available.

Telemundo averaged 1.17 million viewers to be the most-watched Spanish-language network for the second consecutive week. Univision averaged 1.14 million viewers to finish second for the second consecutive week after 35 consecutive weekly victories.

UniMas was third, averaging 340,000 viewers, followed by Estrella TV, which averaged 280,000, and Azteca America, which averaged 90,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” was the most-watched network nightly newscast for the 34th consecutive week and 45th of past 46, averaging 7.822 million viewers.

The “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” was second, averaging 7.237 million viewers.

The “CBS Evening News” averaged 5.486 million viewers. It has finished third each week since the week of Sept. 25-29, 2006.

The week’s 10 most-watched prime-time programs were the Tuesday episode of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”; Fox’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game; CBS’ “60 Minutes”; ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “Celebrity Family Feud”; CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory”; NBC’s “World of Dance”; ESPN’s coverage of MLB’s Home Run Derby; the Thursday edition of CBS’ “Big Brother” and CBS’ “Young Sheldon.”

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