Ratings: Whose Line Is It Anyway? Bows Big, as MLB All-Star Game Tops Night

Ratings Whose Line is it AnywayWhose Line Is It Anyway? sure improv’d The CW’s lot.

Premiering to 2.9 million total viewers, the reboot delivered the network’s second-most watched series launch since Sept. 2011 (trailing only Arrow) and its biggest audience in the time slot since Nov. 2009 — all while batting against the MLB All-Star Game.

The CW also notes that Whose Line scored the network’s best 18-34 demo rating for a premiere since Sept. 2011, and only trailed the All-Star Game in that measure from 8 to 9. In 18-49, the show scored a 1.1.

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Leading out of that, the premiere of The CW’s Perfect Score dating thing retained all of 890,000 viewers, while mustering a 0.3 demo. And I thought I had bad dates.

Topping Tuesday in both total viewers and in the 18-49 demo was Fox’s coverage of the aforementioned MLB All-Star Game, which featured an ubere-Mo-tional tip of the cap to Yankees closer extraordinaire Mariano Rivera. Final, reportable numbers for the live sporting event won’t be in for a while yet, but prelim data suggests the telecast was on par with last year’s record low.

Elsewhere, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss (3.5 mil/1.1) dipped a bit and NBC’s America’s Got Talent (9.8 mil/2.5) ticked down a tenth.