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.

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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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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