TV Ratings Tuesday: All Star Game Wins Night, 'America's Got Talent' Up; 'Wipeout' Down, 'NY Med' Premieres Higher than 'Trust Us With Your Life'

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July 11th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.9/9 2.2/7 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.7/9 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.0/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.00 8.36 3.74 4.42 6.53 0.70


Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for FOX (MLB All Star Game) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 and total viewers with its coverage of the MLB All Star Game.

On FOX, the  All Star Game scored a preliminary 2.9 rating, compared to a 3.1 final rating for last year's game on July 12, 2011, though this will almost certainly change in the final ratings, especially since we only saw the 8-10p preliminary numbers and the game ran past 11p.

On NBC America's Got Talent earned a 2.7, up 17%  from last week's season low 2.3. Love in the Wild garnered  a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up/down from last week's 1.2.

On ABC, Wipeout earned a1.4 adults 18-49, down 22% from a 1.8 for the show's last original episode on Thursday July 6 at 9PM.The premiere of  Trust Us With Your Life  scored a 1.1  adults 18-49 rating, while a second episode at 9:30 PM also garnered a 1.1 among adults 18-49, down 42% from last summer's debut of 101 ways to Leave a Game Show on Tuesday, June 21 at 9PM. The premiere of NY Med garnered a 1.2 among adults 18-49down from a 1.3 for the premiere of the similar Boston Med on Jun2 24, 2010, but up 20% from this summer's  premiere of Final Witness on Wednesday June 27.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, July 10, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX MLB All-Star Game - Live (8-10PM) 2.9/9 10.00
NBC America's Got Talent (8-10PM) 2.7/8 10.35
ABC Wipeout 1.4/5 4.63
CBS NCIS - R 1.2/4 8.29
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.3/1 0.93
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.1/3 6.31
ABC Trust Us With Your Life (Premiere) 1.1/3 3.38
CW L.A. Complex - R 0.2/1 0.46
9:30 ABC Trust Us With Your Life 1.1/3 3.09
10:00 NBC Love In the Wild 1.3/4 4.37
ABC NY Med (Premiere) 1.2/3 5.41
CBS 48 Hours Mystery - R 1.0/3 4.98


In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • disney rocks

    That’s very high for baseball. I mean, I thought the sport was struggling in ratings, but this game is practically equal to last year. Weird.

  • Tim

    Wow, even with MLB, AGT held on well;)

  • rob60990

    Not really surprised the 2 ABC shows failed. Trust Us With Your Life looked DOA and NY Med wasn’t going to do well behind it and Boston Med didn’t do that great either.

    NBC hypes Love in the Wild to death yet it couldn’t even beat a burn off episode of Fear Factor with a higher rated lead-in.

    Hart of Dixie repeated ok.

  • hereisjohnnyy

    MLB doesn’t struggle that much in viewers. Abouut same as NBA. Baseball just skews older. But they play so many famers they will always bring in a lot of money so I doubt they are worried. The networks that put baseball on might be worried

  • hereisjohnnyy

    Famers? Wtf autocorrect. I meant so many games

  • John A

    HOD did well. I feel it will adjust down though.

  • Ivan

    Baseballs is unwatchable. Most boring thing on earth since golf. Please cancel sport ASAP.

  • taylor

    ABC’s summer programming is a disaster.

  • CP

    I’m surprised they aired two new shows the same night as the All-Star game, but they must’ve had no other alternative. The All-Star game was a rout and I’m surprised it will get decent ratings.

  • jay

    This would be the lowest all star game rating EVER! Last years 11 mil was the previous low. This game as its called “midsummer classic” you to get over 20 mil viewers. Matter fact it got 36 mil which is the record high in the 80s

  • J.G.

    NY Med skewed old when I thought it would skew to none, so that might be a silver lining for ABC’s terrible summer.

  • hubertwentland5

    this was the first HoD’s repeat in new timeslot, right? pretty good. GG had less viewers and only +0.1 demo for one of its original episodes last spring.

    HoD will do good in fall I hope.

  • Nadine

    yay for all-star game! Yay for baseball! (Yay for golf!) (Thank God for sports.)

  • Nadine

    WEll it’s been a very dull baseball season, with nothing exciting going on and people kinda put it aside, sometimes. But there will always be a large viewing public for it.

  • disney rocks

    Thats unusually high ratings for CW summer reruns. Hopefully one or both will adjust down.

  • Bee

    damn. with these ratings, ABC should’ve just repeated some of the new dramas it had.

    but anyway, LOVE these medical documentary shows. those who aren’t watching are missing out.

  • hubertwentland5

    @ Disney rocks, why would you wish the cw the downward adjustments? I don’t watch or like any of their shows (in fact, the ones I have seen looked really stupid), but wish all the networks the best. why on earth would anyone be happy seeing someone’s bad situation?

  • Kyle

    I though the first episode of Trust Us With Your Life was hilarious, makes me wish Who’s Line was still around

  • Oliver

    ABC are incredibly weak in summer.

    Baseball continues its slow decline.

  • JS

    Yes, there were 29 people out of the 1000 that Nielsen measures by people writing in their 1930s style diary that said they watched the All Star Game and 27 watched Howard Stern. Nielsen is OUTDATED. MLB has never been worse with an OUTDATED Commish – and will never change until Bud Selig dies- which, based on the way he looks- could be any minute and that would be WONDERFUL! Baseball is now #3 in the US and #4 worldwide and the ratings for MLB are lower than most NBC Shows- and current day NBC is the worst network EVER- EVER – by far. MLB Umps are FAT, LAZY and AWFUL– and still rely on the phantom calls. MLB is as pathetic as it gets right now- especially with Bud’s Home Field in the World Series being decided by the winner. Ridiculous. I hope the MARLINS get in the world series and earn home field advantage via a game in which they didn’t have one player in the stadium. DIE BUD SELIG DIE DIE DIE– just like your sport’s ratings.

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