July 13, 2011 10:12am PT by Philiana Ng
TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent,' MLB All-Star Baseball Game Main Draws on Tuesday
This year's MLB All-Star Game and NBC's America's Got Talent were the main draws on Tuesday night, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen.
With the National League winning against the American League with a 5-1 score thanks to a Prince Fielder three-run homer, the All-Star Game averaged 10.1 million viewers in primetime. Several players picked to play in the game chose not to, including New York Yankee Derek Jeter, who hit the 3,000-hits landmark. Once final numbers come in later, a clearer picture of how the game performed in the ratings will be formed.
If baseball wasn't in the cards, reality shows or a medical drama were the next best things.
NBC's America's Got Talent (13.8 million, 3.9), up 18 percent from last year's telecast, outdrew the All-Star Game in viewers and the ad-favored demo.
Following a Wipeout repeat (5.4 million, 1.7) in addition to going up against Talent and the All-Star Game, ABC's 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (4.6 million, 1.6) and Combat Hospital (3.7 million, 0.8) hit season lows in the ratings.