TV Ratings Tuesday: MLB All-Star Game Gives FOX Easy Nightly Win + 'America's Got Talent' Dips & 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' Has Solid Debut on The CW

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July 17th, 2013

MLB all star 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.9/9 2.0/6 1.5/5 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/9 1.5/5 1.5/5 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.283 7.896 4.026 6.526 3.291 1.898

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 with total viewers.

On FOX, 2013 MLB All-Star Game notched a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year's fast national (it was later adjusted up). In addition, this marks FOX’s highest rated night of the summer among Adults 18-49.

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 2.5, down a tenth from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss notched  a 1.1,even with last week.

On The CW, the premiere of Whose Line is it Anyway? earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM. A second episode also earned a 1.1 at 8:30PM. The two-episode premiere gave The CW its  best performance in Adults 18-49 ratings in the time period since February 1, 2011.  The series premiere of Perfect Score didn't fare as well, earning a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating . A second episode at 9:30 dipped to a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for July 16, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX 2013 MLB All-Star Game (8-10PM)  2.9  9 10.28
CBS NCIS -R 1.3 4 8.62
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.1 3 3.45
NBC Hollywood Game Night -R 1.1 4 4.03
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -P 1.1 4 2.86
8:30PM CW Whose Line is it Anyway? 1.1 3 2.95
9:00PM NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.5 7 9.83
CBS NCIS:Los Angeles - R 0.9 3 6.07
CW Perfect Score -P 0.4 1 0.98
9:30PM CW Perfect Score 0.3 1 0.80
10:00PM CBS Person of Interest -R 0.9 3 4.88
ABC Body of Proof -R 0.7 2 2.97
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • 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.


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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • rob60990

    That is a great start for Whose Line is it Anyway.

  • Jason

    With this show being great in terms of CW’s standards, I wonder if they could use that as not just summer filler but throughout the season.

  • Dantas

    Nice, CW!

  • TimsDale4ever

    Dang, HGN did well as a repeat.

  • Lori

    I’ve always enjoyed Whose Line is it Anyway, so these numbers make me very happy. I hope it continues to do well.

  • Samunto

    Impressive repeat numbers for Game Night despite only airing last Thursday.

    Nice for CW’s 8pm hour!

  • John K.

    Wow! 1.1 for CW, and in the summer? Great news! Hopefully they will extend this season right away, and let it go into October.

  • Anon

    WLIIA seems to have a following.

    I notice that Perfect Score did not seem to benefit from that lead-in.

  • Clarke

    Those ratings are HUGE for the CW. They should seriously put this show on during the fall. These numbers prove that the CW could be successful if they had the right programming. Their teen soap opera genre is NOT working at all (just look at The Carrie Diaries, 90210 & Gossip Girl’s numbers in comparison)

  • JoshuaCanada

    Wow. WLIIA did amazing. If it holds, CW is going to make it all year and not just summer filler.

  • NBC Fan

    That’s great for Whose Line is It Anyway?

  • Joseph A

    Huge Numbers for the CW and Who Line ,, !

  • MichaelChickless

    Holy cow! That’s almost unbelievable for The CW.

    Is POI gonna be on Thursdays anymore this summer?

  • Charmed

    OMG Whose Line! I thought it would do good but not that good!

  • Dave

    I don’t like WLIIA but congrats to The CW!

    The deserve it an hopefully it’ll be the first step in re-introducing some scripted comedies on the lineup.

    Oh and Lmfao at Perfect Score :D

  • DenverDean

    Amazing numbers for Line. CW can use it to bridge in Dec/Jan when dramas will be resting as well as summer if it holds up. Further proof that people will go to networks for the right original programming during summer even on CW.

  • Tom Shaw

    Not a bad start, especially by CW standards, for Whose Line.

    I think we need to wait for the ratings in, say, Week 7, before we make any claims of CW ordering more for the regular season. (Even if I do think it would hold up better on the disaster their Monday nights will be this fall than what they have scheduled at the moment.)

  • Oliver

    I bet The CW will announce renewal for WLiiA next week.

  • WHugoP

    OMG Whose Line did very good!

  • John A

    Nice for CW at 8pm. Not so much at 9pm though.

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