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Primetime Ratings: Despite Rout, MLB All-Star Game Up From 2011

'Trust Us With Your Life,' 'NY Med' debut OK
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Fox was able to
win Tuesday night with its coverage of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, which,
despite the National League's 8-0 rout of the American League, was up 3% over
last year's game with a 8.1 overnight rating. The game averaged 10.9 million total viewers (slightly down from year's 11 million) but reached 27.7 million viewers, up 7%. The Midsummer Classic also earned a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research, up a tenth from 2011.

NBC's America's
Got Talent
and Love in the Wild were both up from last week's lows. AGT
was up 17% to a 2.7 and Love in the Wild improved 8% to a 1.3. The
network finished with an overall 2.2/7, good enough for second place.

ABC finished in
third with a 1.3/4. The network debuted two new shows, with two episodes of Trust Us With
Your Life
premiering to a 1.1 at both 9 and 9:30 p.m. The ABC News special NY
Med
drew a 1.2 at 10 p.m. Earlier, Wipeout was down 22% to a 1.4.

CBS (1.1/3) and
The CW (0.3/1) aired repeats.

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