All Star Game takes a hit

Ratings for the MLB All-Star Game were down 13 percent from last year to 12.53 million total viewers, joining the continuing trend of viewers abandoning sporting events (except the NFL) for other fare. This time, that fare is some stupid show called The Spelling Bee, a karaoke contest in with contestants try to sing the words to songs. The baseball All-Star Game meanwhile, was the second least-watched in history.

Gee, if BMI and ASCAP are running around the country shutting down bars and coffee shops for playing music and karaoke contests because of copyright violations, why can’t they shut down this inane show?

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