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The NBA’s midseason showcase — All-Star Weekend — failed to provide a bump in terms of television ratings, which have sagged nationally this season. The ratings for the 2019 All-Star Game, played Sunday night in Charlotte, were down 11 percent from the 2018 game, which was played in Toronto.
NBA All-Star game on TNT (5.766M) + TBS (1.013M): 6.779M. Down 11% from last year's 7.654 million — TNT (6.449M) + TBS (1.205M).
— SportsTVRatings (@SportsTVRatings) February 20, 2019
In fact, the ratings for this year’s ASG tied an all-time low, earning a combined rating of 3.8 and drew 6.8 million viewers across TNT and TBS, according to Sports Media Watch.
The 3.8 rating matches the 2008 and 2010 games as the lowest-rated All-Star Game’s in league history and the television audience was the second-smallest ever for the game, besting only the 2008 contest, which drew 6.33 million viewers.