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Baseball's All-Star Game edges down to record low viewership

Baseball's All-Star Game edged down to a record low in viewership as it reversed last year's increase.

According to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday, Major League Baseball's exhibition game last week drew 8.7 million viewers on Fox.

That's just under the previous record low of 8.71 million viewers in 2016, and about 6 percent less than 2017's audience of 9.28 million.

Although the game ranked as the week's No. 2 program, it was topped by NBC's "America's Got Talent," which drew 11.3 million.

Maybe predictability is part of the problem: The American League beat the National League 8-6 for its sixth straight win. Those who skipped the game missed...