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.

  • Ultima

    Who else used to watch reruns of the original Whose Line? with Clive Anderson on Comedy Central during the 90s? :)

  • cas

    Yeah Whose Line is it Anyway did good but most likely it wouldn’t do as good in the fall. People should remember in the fall there is way more competition. I totally understand some of these summer programs are succeeding but it does not mean they would succeed in the fall either when there is way more competition on any given night. Yes, there is competition in the summer but hardly any good competition.

  • John A

    So whose Line can drop like 50% and still be renewed. Thats cool.

  • Sade

    That blonde host on the Perfect Score – why is she EVERYWHERE on The CW this year?

    Main character on 90210, Vampire Diaries, iheartradio host, now Perfect Score host.

    Is she dating the CEO or something? It sure isn’t her charisma or acting talent.

  • ethan

    good for the CW…they need this

  • Joseph

    Wasn’t this Fox’s last All-Star game??

    I thought it’s moving to ESPN starting in 2014.

  • tommie

    They should do some schedule shuffle for the fall.

  • E.S.

    HGN is probably inflated in the second half hour because of tune-in for AGT. It will be adjusted down and possibly have demos lower than WLIIA.

  • Ultima

    Wasn’t this Fox’s last All-Star game?

    No, FOX has the rights to the game through 2021.

  • James

    Nice job CW, growing at 8:30. Not as nice of a job at 9. :)

  • Josh!

    Uh guys NCIS:LA was not new last night!

  • Jonathan

    I imagine the producers of other CW shows are slightly worried now, since for the first time in a long time the network actually has something to replace them with.

  • SueP

    I’m glad Who’s Line Is It Anyway did well. I’ve always thought this was one of the funniest shows on TV and I’m glad they were able to bring back the three main comedians Ryan, Colin and Wayne because they are what made the show. The floor matt was hilarious. I’ll definitely watch this for as long as the CW airs it.

  • Nick

    I wonder if without the all-star game next week, Whose Line might be able to rise to place second in the hour. I can definitely see it happening. This isn’t a show that’s destined to debut huge and drop. As more people hear about it, and without the competition, I can see it growing.

  • CBSviewer

    NCIS repeated well (highest rated repeat of the summer ?).

  • CrimTV

    CW did amazingly at 8-9pm! I’m so relieved! Yeah not so good at 9pm but a 0.4 isn’t bad for The CW in Summer so yeah, good for them :)

  • E

    Very disappointing ratings for the All Star game. It’s remarkable to think that it’s not that long ago that the All Star game averaged around 20 million viewers.

  • rgxx

    Stumbled onto WLIIA – hilarious! – I thought was a fall program. Best thing on Tues. nites!

  • Alan

    Wow, Whose Line! It could replace America’s Next Top Model and let it die already.

  • Alan

    And I feel sorry for Perfect Score. Arielle is a great girl, but she should stay at TVD.

    The best move for the CW is to keep Whose Line on Summers or it will die at Fall with huge competition

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