Primetime Ratings: Big Numbers From Fox, NBC Give Both the Win

Fox and NBC both put up a 2.2 rating in viewers 18-49, according to the Nielsen overnights, and a 9 share. That easily led the broadcast pack; next up was CBS at a way distant 0.6/2.

Fox had the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, won by the American League (its fifth straight victory) in extra innings, with 8.63 million total viewers. Last year’s game did a 2.0 in the key demo, with 7.94 million total viewers.

NBC had America’s Got Talent at 2.4 and then World of Dance at 1.7. The network aired a fireworks special last Tuesday. The week before that, AGT did a 2.4 and World of Dance a 1.9.

CBS had repeats throughout prime.

ABC was at 0.5/2. It aired repeated comedies from prime’s start to its finish.

The CW, at 0.2/1, too was in repeats.

Among the Spanish-language entrants, both Telemundo and Univision scored a 0.5/2.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.