There was a lot of competition in the field last night on primetime and the winners split the spoils. The 86th MLB All-Star Game (2.8/10) saw the American League beat the National League 6-3, Angels’ center Mike Trout snagged the MVP the second year in a row and an honored Pete Rose get a huge roar from the packed stadium in Cincinnati. The top rated show of the night, the baseball game slipped 7% among adults 18-49 from the early numbers for last year’s All-Star. Fast nationals to final ratings, the 2015 All-Star game was down 12% from the 3.2 that the July 15, 2014 game scored. Of course, this being live sports, expect an adjustment in later numbers for this year’s game. Right now, Fox won Tuesday among the key demo and in total viewers with 10.20 million tuning in for America’s pastime.
However, the All-Star Game was not the most watched thing on primetime last night, at not in preliminary numbers. That win goes to America’s Got Talent (2.4/9), which had an audience of 10.57 million. The second highest rated show of the night, the 2-hour AGT bopped up 4% in the demo over last week. There is no comparison to 2014’s All-Star game because NBC ran an AGT recap on the comparable night last year. AGT lead-out Hollywood Game Night (1.5/5) held on to all of its Season 2 premiere 18-49s last night.
CBS’ only original of the night was 9 PM’s Zoo (1.0/3), which had a 17% bite taken out of it in the competitive slot. Then again, ABC’s solo new offering of the evening did very well. Kicking off at 9 PM, Extreme Weight Loss (0.8/3) packed on 33% more demo than it had on June 7 – which had seen a double digit drop from the week before.
CBS and The CW were all encores.