It’s summer all right and Fox scored with the boys of summer and the 2012 MLB All-Star Game (2.9/9) last night live from Kansas City. That fast national estimate is slightly down from last year’s final rating of 3.1, so expect it to change later in the day as final numbers come in. It wasn’t just the National League, with their trouncing of the American League, that cleaned up: The game pulled in 10 million total viewers, helping Fox win the night in viewers and the demo.
After a repeats and NBC’s Olympic Trials, some new ABC shows debuted last night: First was the premiere of the new comedy improv Trust Us With Your Life, which had Wimbledon winner Serena Williams as the celebrity guest at 9 PM (1.1/3), and Jack and Kelly Osbourne at 9:30 PM (1.1/3). Trust Us was down 42% from last year’s June 21 debut of 101 Ways To Leave A Game Show. It was followed by the debut of NY Med (1.2/3), the Terence Wong-produced eight-part hospital documentary series hosted by Dr. Oz. It was up 20% from the summer premiere of Final Witness on June 27. ABC kicked off primetime with a new episode of Wipeout (1.4/5) at 8 PM, which down 22% from last week for its lowest rating yet.
Sparks flew on America’s Got Talent (2.7/8) between judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel as this season’s second live quarterfinals episode from 8-10 PM was up 17% from last Tuesday’s season-low 9-10 PM show. Love In The Wild (1.3/4) was also up, rising 8% from last week’s series low. CBS was all repeats with NCIS (1.2/4), NCIS: LA (1.1/3) and 48 Hours Mystery (1.0/3).
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