Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
Baseball's All-Star Game, featuring the first National League victory since Hector was a pup, was a solid ratings performer for FOX, giving the network comfortable wins for Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, NBC got strong numbers from a two-hour "America's Got Talent," getting a performance that would have won most summer nights.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 3.4 rating, topping the 2.6 rating for NBC in the key demographic. ABC's 1.8 rating and the 1.3 rating for CBS followed. That kept The CW in fifth place with a 0.3 rating.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 11.105 million viewers to go with a 6.8 rating/12 share. NBC was second with a 5.3/9, edging the 5.1/9 for CBS. ABC's 3.2/6 was fourth and The CW finished fifth with a 0.5/1.
FOX swept the primetime hours starting at 8 p.m. with a 6.7/12 for the All-Star Game, which also did a 3.3 rating in the demo. CBS' repeat of "NCIS" was a close second with a 6.6/12. A "Wipeout" repeat had a 4.3/8 for ABC in third, comfortably ahead of the 2.6/5 for NBC's new "Losing it with Jillian." The CW's "One Tree Hill" repeat was fifth.
The All-Star Game stayed in first at 9 p.m. with a 7.0/11 and a 3.5 demo rating for FOX. NBC made things close with a 6.5/11 and a 3.2 demo rating for "America's Got Talent." CBS was third with an "NCIS: Los Angeles" repeat, which was far ahead of the 2.2/4 for ABC's "Downfall." The CW was fifth with a 0.4/1 for a repeat of "Life Unexpected."
With FOX going off the clock in the 10 p.m. hour, NBC moved into first with a 6.9/12 and a 3.4 demo rating. CBS' repeat of "The Good Wife" was second overall and third in the demo. ABC's "Primetime: Family Secrets" was third overall with a 3.1/5 and second in the demo.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.