All-Star Game TV ratings match lowest mark in history

The TV ratings for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game were anything but a slam dunk.

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.

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.