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MLB All-Star Game Tops Broadcast Shows With America's Got Talent Not Far Behind

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July 21st, 2009

It's not surprising that the MLB All-Star Game on Fox was the week's top broadcast show for adults 18-49 and average viewership, but it is interesting that America's Got Talent was not far behind. Head to head on Tuesday with the All-Star Game which drew an adults 18-49 rating of 4.7,  America's Got Talent grabbed a 3.7. The All-Star Pregame was #4 with a 3.3 rating and Wednesday's America's Got Talent was right behind with a 3.0 rating.

Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? with a 2.6 was pushed farther down the 18-49 demo list, by two strong CBS comedy repeats, Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory which were knotted with ABC's The Bachelorette at a 2.7 demo rating. Wipeout also came in with a 2.6 rating, concluding the week's top tier adults demo shows. Then it was a big drop down to a 2.1 rating to find the first Big Brother.

I'm still dealing with data source problems. Note that the first chart contains age demo RATINGS not VIEWERSHIP, the second chart includes average viewership.  Please continue to excuse the terrible formatting.

Nielsen Top Twenty Show Ratings for adults 18-49 for the week ending July 19, 2009:Rank, Show, (P) = Premiere, (R)= Repeat, (S)=Special, Net, Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         FOX MLB All-Star Game                                            (S)       FOX    4.7

2.         America’s Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    3.7

3.         FOX MLB All-Star Pre-Game                         (S)       FOX    3.3

4.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    3.0

5.         Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     2.7

5.         The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    2.7

5.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     2.7

8.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    2.6

8.         So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    2.6

8.         So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    2.6

11.       Big Brother 11-TUESDAY                                   (P)       CBS     2.1

11.       Law And Order: SVU                                                  (R)       NBC    2.1

13.       Simpsons-Sunday 9:30PM                                           (R)       FOX    2.0

13.       Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.0

15.       America Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM                               (R)(P)  NBC    1.9

15.       Big Brother 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     1.9

15.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     1.9

15.       Rules of Engagement                                      (R)       CBS     1.9

15.       Here Come The Newlyweds                                                     ABC    1.9

15.       Big Brother 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     1.9

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Each Adults 18-49 rating point equals 1.32 million viewers

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Nielsen Top Twenty Shows among all viewers for the week ending July 19, 2009:
Rank, Show, (P) = Premiere, (R)= Repeat, (S)=Special, Net, Persons 2+ (000)

1.         FOX MLB All-Star Game                                            (S)       FOX    14,593

2.         America’s Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    13,513

3.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    11,639

4.         FOX MLB All-Star Pre-Game                         (S)       FOX    11,224

5.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     10,451

6.         Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     9,120

7.         THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     8,372

8.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     8,226

9.         The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    8,013

10.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     8,012

11.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     8,010

12.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    7,690

13.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     7,673

14.       CBS NEWS: REMEMBER CRONKITE                    (S)       CBS     7,646

15.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     7,477

16.       America Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM                               (R)(P)  NBC    7,473

17.       So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    7,200

18.       Law And Order: SVU                                                  (R)       NBC    7,110

19.       So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    6,951

20.       America Got Talent-Wednesday 8PM              (R)       NBC    6,504

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

All numbers are Live + SD (live, plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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