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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game and America’s Got Talent finished in a dead heat among adults 18-49 Tuesday night, but the game also had its smallest total audience ever.
America’s Got Talent is running even with last week’s 2.1 rating in the demo and led the night in total viewers with 11.18 million. Lead-out World of Dance also held steady with a 1.3.
The All-Star Game is currently at a 2.0 in adults 18-49 and 8.34 million viewers, pending updates for Fox’s live broadcast (the game and AGT each had 2.1s from 8 to 10 p.m.). That’s a smidgen below the 2017 game’s preliminary 2.2 and 8.63 million. In metered markets, which are a better barometer for live events than the fast nationals, the All-Star Game drew a 6.5 household rating, even with last year’s broadcast.
The game extended well past the primetime window as it went into extra innings. Last year’s game finished with a 2.3 in the 18-49 demo and 9.28 million viewers.
There was in fact some adjustment in the final numbers, but the game’s 8.69 million viewers is a new all-time low. The previous floor was 8.71 million viewers in 2016. Tuesday’s broadcast did tick up to a 2.1 in adults 18-49.
The rest of the night was fairly light on original programming. The Outpost doubled its premiere rating for The CW…is how the network might put it, but its premiere rating was just a 0.1; Tuesday’s outing drew a 0.2. The 100 also posted a 0.2, down a tenth of a point from a week ago.
ABC’s The Last Defense came in at 0.4.
In late night, The Tonight Show led the metered markets with a 0.5 in adults 18-49, just ahead of The Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (both 0.4). Late Night With Seth Meyers (0.3) edged Nightline and a Late Late Show rerun (0.2 each) at 12:35 a.m.
July 18, 1:27 p.m. This post has been updated to include final ratings numbers for the All-Star Game.
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