NBC reality show, Fox's All-Star Game top Tuesday

NBC’s ”America’s Got Talent” continues to perform well this summer, topping Fox’s coverage of baseball’s All-Star Game in preliminary Nielsens and rising sharply vs. their encounter of last year.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 3.9 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 and 13.8 million viewers overall from 9 to 11 p.m., up a hefty 18% vs. its performance last year opposite the Major League Baseball All-Star Game; the 3.9 rating is higher than any non-sports telecast on ABC, CBS or Fox this summer. Also for NBC, a repeat of “Talent” at 8 p.m. delivered a solid 1.7/6 in 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers overall.

Preliminary numbers are shaky for Fox’s live baseball coverage, but the net’s stations averaged a 2.9 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers overall from 8 to 11 p.m. , second to NBC in the demo, though Fox could edge ahead in the nationals. From 8:30 to 11 p.m., the game averaged a 3.0/9 in 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers overall, with the demo number expected to rise in the nationals. Last year’s All-Star Game earned a 3.5 demo rating in the 8:30-11 p.m. prelims before rising to a 3.8 in the nationals; and in total viewers, it drew 12.1 million after pulling 11.3 million in the preliminaries.

ABC aired a repeat of ”Wipeout” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall), followed by an original episode of ”101 Ways o Leave a Game Show” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall), which was down vs. previous weeks. And losing more ground at 10 o’clock was new drama ”Combat Hospital” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall).

CBS did its best number with a repeat of ”NCIS” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall) before dipping some with an encore of ”NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) and a special, original episode of ”48 Hours Mystery” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.1/9; Fox, 2.9/9; ABC, 1.4/4; CBS and Univision, 1.3/4; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 11.5 million; Fox, 10.1 million; CBS, 7.3 million; ABC, 4.6 million; Univision, 3.1 million; CW, 0.6 million.

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