MLB All-Star Game Ratings No Home Run For Fox, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Tops Night


The American League claimed victory in the MLB All-Star Game (2.0.8) on Fox last night for a fourth year in a row. But NBC’s America’s Got Talent (2.3/9) took the primetime prizes.

Although down 15% among adults 18-49 from last week’s season high, AGT was Tuesday’s top-rated and, with 11.17 million tuning in, most-watched show on the Big 4. That was not the case for one of baseball’s big nights, which struck out 29% from the early numbers of the 2015 All-Star Game, which was the highest-rated show in the demo on July 14 last year. Last night’s game in San Diego also was down 27% in viewership from the all-time-low-matching 10.914 million who watched the 2015 matchup in the final numbers. All of which adds up to this being the first time since 2011 that the All-Star Game didn’t finish first among the demo and viewers.

We will surely see an adjustment in the MLB All-Star Game numbers later today, but right now this year’s contest has fallen 35% in 18-49s from the final 3.1 rating that the 2015 game scored. Still, as it is right now, Fox pulled off a tight overall ratings victory Tuesday, with NBC coming in with a 1.9/7 in the demo. Viewershipwise, the Comcast-owned net was tops with 8.82 million to Fox’s 7.94 million. NBC ended its night with the finale of summer variety show Maya & Marty (1.0/4), which was even with last week.

CBS’ only original of the night was Zoo (0.8/3), which was the same as its July 5 episode. The finale of ABC’s To Tell The Truth (1.1/4) saw the Disney-owned net’s summer series rise 10% in the demo over last week to a four-week high. The CW’s Containment (0.3/1) was up a tenth from its July 5 airing.

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