TV Ratings Tuesday: MLB All-Star Game Dominates Night + 'The Night Shift' Finale Dips & 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Flat

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July 16th, 2014

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Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/10 1.7/6 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.2/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 10.95 7.72 6.40 3.50 0.541 x

FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Note: 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.

On FOX coverage of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game earned a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, a recap/highlight edition of America's Got Talent earned a 2.0, down six tenths from its last Tuesday original's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.The season finale of The Night Shift earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss garnered a 0.9, down two tenths from last week's 1.1 18-49 rating. Celebrity Wife Swap matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX 2014 MLB All-Star Game (8-10PM) 3.0 10 10.95
NBC America's Got Talent Recap (8-10PM) 2.0 7 8.47
CBS NCIS -R 0.9 3 7.85
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 0.9 3 3.56
CW Arrow -R 0.1 0 0.55
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 0.9 3 6.17
CW Supernatural -R 0.2 1 0.53
10:00PM NBC The Night Shift 1.2 4 6.22
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 1.0 3 3.39
CBS Person of Interest -R 0.9 3 5.18


via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

·        In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

·        In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

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.

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