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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 15, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 15, 2008

FOX’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Pre-Game broadcasts claimed the number one- and number three spots, respectively, in the ranking of primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Tuesday, July 15, 2008. 

The game broadcast attracted 14,540,000 viewers — the largest audience since 2002.  Last year, 12.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the game.

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” ranked second for the night, while ABC’s new reality series, “Wipeout,” took fourth place in the rankings.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 FOX MLB ALL-STAR GAME(S)-07/15/2008 FOX 14,540,000
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 12,793,000
3 FOX MLB ALL-STAR PRE(S)-07/15/2008 FOX 10,371,000
4 WIPEOUT ABC 8,652,000
5 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD NBC 7,823,000
6 NCIS CBS 7,762,000
7 PRIMETIME: FAMILY SECRETS ABC 6,967,000
8 BIG BROTHER 10-TUE CBS 6,104,000
9 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6,053,000
10 I SURVED-JAPANESE GM SHOW ABC 5,702,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 15, 2008)

Overall, FOX won the night handily — with 13,751,000 viewers.  NBC secured second place — with 8,927,000 viewers, while ABC came in third — with an audience of 7,123,000.  CBS rounded out the top four with 6,399,000 viewers.