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Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Strikes Out MLB All-Star Game Among Viewers

NBC and Fox tie atop the key 18-49 demographic — for now

Fox’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game managed to avoid setting a new low last night, but the National League vs. American League contest couldn’t compete with “America’s Got Talent.”

The NBC variety show topped the baseball game in both the key 18-49 ratings demographic and among total viewers last night. Due to the nature of live sports, however, that “AGT” victory is potentially subject to change — though the overall audience “W” should hold.

For now, Fox and NBC tied Tuesday in terms of the main demo’s primetime averages. NBC was No. 1 in total viewers on All-Star night for the second year in a row, following four straight for Fox.

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 2.2 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 10.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox was second with 8.7 million viewers.

For NBC, “Talent” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.4/10 and 12.3 million viewers. “World of Dance” at 10 landed a 1.7/7 and 7.2 million viewers.

Fox ran its All-Star Game throughout primetime, which went into extra innings and beyond the day part’s cutoff.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 5.5 million, airing all reruns.

ABC, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/2. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.2 million, airing just repeats; Univision was fifth with 1.5 million; Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 584,000, running all reruns.