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.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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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.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • Nick

    Why does Wipeout need to be on two days a week? This killed Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef already. First a 9 pm slot after that trainwreck Duets and now this? ABC must hate its shows.

    Hart of Dixie repeated well. I thought LA Complex was the season two premiere. Was it?

  • Thomas

    Great for the All-Star game considering its an Olympic year and the game was a blowout from the beginning!!!

  • Jill

    When you post the Tuesday Cable Ratings later, will you please say what kind of ratings “Kendra On Top” is getting on WE? It never even registers in top 100 cable ratings, but no one is reporting how bad the ratings really are…

  • Ike

    “Love in the Wild garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up/down from last week’s 1.2.” Up/down?! Heh! :)

  • s0303

    i don’t find baseball boring, i find it relaxing :) not every sport has to be high action and drama all the time…jmo

  • cc


    “Famers? Wtf autocorrect. I meant so many games”

    lol gotta love that autocorrect.

    Sports are a better reality show then anything these networks could come up with. Though I did want to see Master Chef.

  • MG


    Agreed, I’d much rather see Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen then a baseball game. Heck all baseball is a snooze fest, and the fact it was a blowout made it even more dismal show.

    Now I have to wait an entire week to the next Master Chef.

  • Joseph

    Gone are the days when baseball’s All-Star Game would be, far and away, the most-watched television event of the entire Summer.

    It’s my understanding that when the All-Star game was first moved to prime-time in the late 1960’s, NBC (which carried the game back then) would usually draw 35-40 million viewers for it.

  • Joseph

    Given the recent low ratings for the All-Star Game, I wonder if it will move from Fox to cable (read: ESPN) when the current national baseball TV deals end.

    I thought the national baseball TV deals expired at the end of this season.

  • jay

    So the all star game from 8-10 is 10 million. Usually games get better ratings at the end of the game and this game was on till 11:15. But it was so uninteresting at the end I wonder if people tuned out or stayed to see the ending

  • USAmerica1st

    @JS Yes, Baseball is dragging behind and Selig, watching the accuracy of replay technology in other sports and being embarrassed by baseball TV replay, refuses to go ‘all in’ while the umps are making terrible mistakes that have ruined no-hitters (Galarraga) and important games. The umps need the tech help.

  • Clarke

    I’m disappointed that Trust Us With Your Life premiered so poorly. The show was hilarious last night. While not as good as Whose Line, it was still WAY better than most summer filler shows. The promos did make the show look stupid though so that might be the reason for mediocre ratings.

    I watched Wipeout last night and I feel like it has kind of lost its charm. It was funny at first, but now I feel like I have seen it so many times that it isn’t as funny as it was in the past. Judging from the ratings, maybe other people agree.

  • Get Milk

    The LA Complex season 2 premieres next Tuesday at 9/8 central on The CW! Please tune in! I really want this show to get a third season. :D

    Here’s the promo for season 2!

  • Kev

    “The umps need the tech help.”

    That’s not going to send baseball ratings back to their 80s heydays. It’s pretty simple, Americans aren’t interested in following baseball on television anymore. But… more people than ever are enjoying baseball in person (well mostly the hot dogs, beer, mascots, music, fireworks, etc – not the actual game). The idea of baseball is still popular, but the game itself is nowhere near football or basketball on a national level (and baseball audiences are incredibly white, in addition to old). Most people under the age of 40 don’t have the cultural connection or attention span to make the game an important TV product.

    MLB can help though – they should probably go all in with a Disney/ESPN deal. Rid us of Buck/McCarver on FOX and the horrible TBS postseason coverage. Market the game as much as possible to younger people without coming off all ‘Poochie the Dog’ – as MLB often does now.

  • Gleebo

    Would be absolutely great if baseball could end its deal with FOX or at the very least just get rid of Buck/McCarver.

    The season has been far from dull. Its great for the game that teams like Washington and Pittsburgh are in first place, not so great for ratings though.

  • jay

    We’ll find out in the final ratings.

  • Networkman

    @Kyle, I agree. I found Trust Us With Your Life hilarious. Wayne Brady and others are truly talented. I would rather watch Trust Us With Your Life over some comedies that are on the air nowadays. At least there was some real humor that provided laugh out loud moments. I really enjoyed watching the Serena Williams episode.

  • Networkman

    @Clarke, I watched Wipeout last night as well. I don’t care for Vanessa Lachey. She is just not as humorus as Jill Wagner. I loved Jill’s interaction with the contestants and her facial expressions. I feel that is why some of the charm is missing.

  • USAmerica1st

    @Networkman, ditto on missing Jill Wagner, but she’s making movies now.
    @Nick, ditto on going two days a week for Wipeout, it’s too much.

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