8:18am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Zoo' Opens Soft in the Demo, Women's World Cup Is Big on Fox
CBS' latest summer drama, Zoo, opened below its recent predecessors on Tuesday night. The event series, which will see episodes wind up on Netflix per a choice deal, opened to a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.1 million viewers.
That's off a touch from last summer's debut for Extant, which similarly skewed old with a 1.6 rating in the key demo — but 9.6 million viewers.
The big story of the night was the U.S. women's soccer team's victory over Germany in the World Cup. The game moved from Fox Sports 1 to its bigger broadcast sibling and final scores for the game have it easily ranking as the highest-rated telecast of the night with a 3.0 rating in the key demo. It also boasted 8.4 million viewers, up 147 percent from the comparable 2011 semifinal match (USA vs. France) on ESPN.
On NBC, America's Got Talent (2.4 adults) fell just 8 percent against increased competition, leading into a steady episode of I Can Do That (1.5 adults).
ABC had a new, flat Extreme Weight Loss with a 0.7 rating.