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RATINGS RAT RACE: Declines All Around

Nellie Andreeva

It was a down night for the broadcast networks last night, with all originals posting week-to-week declines and none cracking the 3 rating among adults 18-49. Fox’s two-hour Hell’s Kitchen (2.9/9 from 8-10PM, down 9%), NBC’s two-hour America’s Got Talent (2.9/9 from 9-11PM, down 12% tying its lowest-rated telecast this summer) and ABC’s Wipeout (2.9/10 at 8PM, down 3% from its last telecast) tied as the highest-rated programs of the night. Talent’s lead-in, Losing It with Jillian (1.1/4, down 21%) hit a series low. Wipeout‘s lead-out, Downfall (1.2/3, down 8%), tied its lowest-rated telecast, followed by ABC News Primetime: Family Secrets (0.9/3), which was down 31%. Fox won the night in the demo, NBC in total viewers (8.1 million). CBS airing drama repeats.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Fox Wins With 2010 MLB All-Star Game

Nellie Andreeva

Fox is expected to easily top the ratings for last night with its broadcast of the MLB All-Star Game, which is down from last year. In overnight household ratings, the drop was 12%. Time-zone adjusted fast nationals will be released later this morning. The regular fast nationals, which could serve as a rough estimate, have the game averaging a 3.4 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall.

Airing against baseball, NBC’s America’s Got Talent (3.2/9, 11.1 million) at 9 PM was down 3% from last week, ranking as the top-rated non-sports program for the night. Two underachievers, NBC’s Losing It With Jillian (1.4/5) at 8 PM and ABC’s Downfall (1.3/4) at 9 PM, which followed a rerun Wipeout (2.7/9), got a ratings uptick, 17% and 8%, respectively. ABC News Primetime: Family Secrets (1.3/4) was also up one tenth from its season premiere last week. CBS aired drama repeats.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Talent’, ‘Kitchen’ & ‘Wipeout’ Up; ‘Losing It’ & ‘Downfall’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

Veterans were up, newcomers down last night, which offered a slew of unscripted originals and scripted repeats.  NBC’s two-hour America’s Got Talent (3.4 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall) was the top program of the night, up 17% in the demo from last week. Fox’s two-hour Hell’s Kitchen (3.1/10 in adults 18-49) was up 15% from last week, while Wipeout (2.9/10) at 8PM was up 12%. On the flip side, Talent’s lead-in, new NBC reality series Losing it With Jillian (1.2/4) at 8 PM was down 8% from last week, tying its lowest-rated telecast. Similarly, Wipeout’s lead-out, new ABC unscripted series Downfall (1.3/4) at 9PM, was down 7%. The premiere of ABC News Primetime: Family Secrets (1.2/3) was up a tenth vs. last summer’s debut. CBS aired wall-to-wall reruns of its Wednesday drama lineup. With Hell’s Kitchen, Fox (3.1/10, 6.8 million) won the night in 18-49, while NBC (2.7/8, 9.1 million) was tops in total viewers on the strength of Talent.

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