With the temperatures consistently in the 90s, summer also means the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The annual mid-summer classic took the number one prime time position for the week, according to the Nielsen Company.
The All-Star Game had an estimated 945,000 WNYW/Channel 5 viewers, with a 4.7 rating. The 30-minute pre-game show also got strong numbers–landing at number three (714,000/3.5).
ESPN basked in the All-Star glow as well. The Home Run Derby had a fourth-place showing (633,000/3.1).
In a non-baseball related entry, America’s Got Talent gave WNBC the number two slot (780,000/3.9) and fifth place (571,000/2.8).
WCBS got its highest program with 60 Minutes at number six (519,000/2.6).
More from the Top 10 after the jump
- Seventh White Collar USA (496,000/2.5)
- Eighth NCIS WCBS (475,000/2.4)
- Ninth So You Think You Can Dance WNYW (458,000/2.3)
So You Think You Can Dance was also 12th for the week (442,000/2.2).
The Yankees returned from the All-Star break to 15th-place performance on the YES Network (414,000/2.1).
HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm cracked the Top 30 at number 29 (371,000/1.8).
WABC’s highest entry was at number 25 with Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief (387,000/1.9).