MLB All-Star game draws strong TV ratings

National League pitcher Wade Miley, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, delivers during ninth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. The National League won 8-0. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Charlie Riedel

National League pitcher Wade Miley, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, delivers during ninth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, July 10, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo.
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(CBS/AP) The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star game had Americans glued to Fox on Tuesday night.

The National League's 8-0 victory in the All-Star game was the highest-rated prime-time show Tuesday night, according to overnight ratings. The game drew a rating of 8.1 and a 14 share, up 3 percent over the 2011 game.

Pictures: The All-Star Game
Pictures: The All-Star roster

NBC came in second thanks to a jump from "America's Got Talent." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series was up 17 percent with a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49.

ABC landed in third in ratings with an average 1.3/4 rating and 4.4 million total viewers. CBS ran repeats Tuesday night, leaving it in fourth place in overall ratings with a 1.1/3 and 6.5 million total viewers, reports The Wrap.

Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

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