The All Star Game, once the only opportunity for most fans to see the games great players has lost it's luster and it's viewing audience. In the "golden era" of baseball (50s-70s) TV rating were consistently in the mid 20s with the share in the 40s-50.
The birth of ESPN and national "Game of the Week" began the erosion of the All Star Game cachet.
Through the 80s-90s numbers fell from the earlier levels down to the lower teens (rating) and 20s (share). The advent of inter-league play in 1998 was the killer, last year the rating was a 6.8 with a share of 12.
If Matt Harvey is named starting pitcher and David Wright starts will you watch the ASG?