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.

  • Andrew

    Wow, the CW did good at 8, almost beating out Abc and NBC . It just shows that when CW moves outside its core tween/ teen girl demographic that they could decent numbers comparable to basic cable.

  • Guardian Owl

    Yay, I had a feeling Whose Line would perform well and I bet it will repeat well too, I used to watch reruns on ABC family all the time when they used to run them nightly at 10PM or so.

  • Chris

    Whose Line was really good, just wish Drew Carey was the host, and there weren’t so many commericals.

  • s0303

    wow…a 1.1 on the cw in the summer??? that’s fantastic…they could definite use this show if one of their new shows in the fall fails…

  • s0303

    so shocked by the cw ratings, i forgot to say “yay” for the all star game :)

  • John

    As well as it did, I think Whos Line could do even better as more people hear about it. A lot of people didn’t know that it’s back.

  • Jak

    I didn’t miss Drew Carey at all. Aisha Tyler did a great job.

    The first episode kind of stumbled a bit, but back in form by the 2nd half hour. I watched the show religiously back in the day. It kinda feels like it never left.

    They need to have more guests who can actually act, though (like that guy from Glee) and not just actors who stand there looking like deer frightened in headlights (chick from Walking Dead).

  • joel

    Yeah, if the CW moved away from the teen soap opera genre and programmed for everyone like the other broadcast networks they might just have a chance to survive.

  • lll

    Whose Line is fantastic (by CW standards). If those ratings stabilize between .9 and 1.1 that’s a show that should be on in the fall and spring. The CW needs all the help they can get.

    Considering that the reason why Big Brother moved to that slot so Person of Interest (and their fans) can get ready for their new timeslot, I highly doubt it. Get used to Tuesdays.

  • platypus Perry

    Maybe Whose Line will grow next week with the all star game not on and hopefully more people will check it out. I’m glad it premiered with solid ratings, I hope it can maintain a 1.0 demo and higher throughout its Summer Run!!!

    AGT held well considering baseball competition on Fox.

  • Jak

    PS, if the American WLIIA used to be called DLIIA (Drew’s Line is It Anyway), this one should probably be called NLIIA (New Line Is It Anyway)

  • Paul

    The CW needs to incorporate half hour shows. These 1 hour dramas aimed at teenage girls may be profitable on the back end, but they should at least attempt a comedy night.

  • Doug

    WIITA has a pretty substantial fanbase, but these numbers are more than I expected for the CW. I completely forgot it was on, but will definitely catch it online.

  • CS’ Revenge

    The Tuesday that the All-Star Game airs on is usually one of the best broadcast nights of the summer season. I will never forget that one Tuesday when NBC rolled out Singing Bee to huge numbers and we had that happen again this time on The CW on a lesser scale which I’ll touch up on in a few seconds. I got a lot to say today.

    First off shout-out to Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera on that well-deserved standing ovation to a great career. I’ve slowed down over the years on my hate for the Yankees as he was just a straight killer during that Yankees World Series run during the late 90s and 2000s.

    Now onto business let me start off with NBC first as I thought Hollywood Game Night actually had a good repeat outing in that timeslot as I think it was a bit stronger than Off Their Rockers there. I think NBC should’ve aired two episodes a week of the show to give it extra exposure with originals on Tuesdays at 8pm and still be able to keep audiences on Thursdays to help rebuild the comedy night this fall. Got Talent as usually hangs in there with the All-Star Game every year and that was the case again but I’m expecting an even stronger performance tonight on its special airing. NBC has quietly had a pretty good summer so far.

    The same can’t be said of ABC who is struggling badly this summer except on Thursdays. As even The Bachelor is really down year-to-year. That joke of a schedule they have this fall won’t change their fortunes at all. Stupid ass leadership running that network into the ground right there.

    Back to FOX for a sec. I got a chance to see more in their trailers during the game and Sleepy Hollow doesn’t look too bad but I’m not sure if it can live up to the standards that The Following set there after Bones. Dads also is looking a lot better than it did back in May. I’m definitely going to sample it now. My favorite comedy “Ted” is on HBO right now also and it popped a strong rating back on Sunday evening before True Blood although I’m wondering if Seth MacFarlane is being phased out of FOX with all of these recent changes to his cartoons.

    Now onto The CW, I’m really proud of them. I seriously root for this network as I am getting so sick of seeing this network and their low ratings its time for this network to explode onto the next level. This is the start and opportunity they have in front of them as I think this changes everything right now for this network and the direction they are likely gonna go on. If Whose Line can hold up with these numbers or even grow that will giving them the summer promotional platform they need going forward.

    The question right now is do you keep Whose Line strictly in the summer or let it air during the season where it can boost their shows.

    The CW should really think about getting into the comedy game and pickup those 10/90 shows it really can bring more casual viewers to their network. There was a good conversation going on yesterday on this site about CW getting a sports package and they need something like that as I think that will really turn this network fully around in a few years.

  • Tom

    MLB All-Star game should be adjusted up because it lasted way longer then it was scheduled.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Andrew – Arrow proved that all season.

  • Nick

    It was so great having Whose Line back. It really felt like it never left. And Aisha Tyler did a good job hosting, even though Drew Carey was missed. Imagine if they could get him back for the second season – ratings would be even higher! If not, Aisha is doing a hell of a fine job. So glad ratings were strong!

    The funny thing is, these are the ratings ABC cancelled it for years ago. Smaller network = lower expectations = success. I love it.

  • Lisa

    Too bad the CW didn’t pick up Super Clyde from CBS and pair it with Who’s Line. That would have probably made a solid hour. Don’t know if that would even be a mid season option, but the CW should consider it, if it is.

  • CP

    Glad Whose Line did well. It’s almost exactly like the original. I actually enjoyed Perfect Score as well. But then again, I’m probably the only one that enjoyed that and The Choice from last year. ;)

  • david

    Whos Line started off better than i hoped it would. I was hoping for a 1.0 so, that is awesome and really good for the CW. It looks like everybody left right after the show was over and had no interest in the new game show after it thow.

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