July 13, 2005
Baseball All-Stars top ‘Rock Star’ Tuesday
By Cynthia Littleton
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS' new summer series
"Rock Star: INXS" saw its fortunes improve in its second outing
on Tuesday, but Fox appeared to take the night easily with its
live coverage of Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game.
to fill the shoes of the Australian band's late vocalist
Michael Hutchence, brought in 6.3 million viewers and 3.1
rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic.
It improved on Monday's lackluster premiere numbers (5.5
million, 2.4/7), and did a respectable job of holding its 18-49
demo lead-in from 9 p.m.'s "Big Brother 6" (8.5 million,
3.4/10). However, NBC's repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" (8.8
million, 2.8/7) won the time slot in viewers.
Reliable national estimates for Fox's live game coverage
won't be available until later Wednesday, but preliminary
estimates indicate a healthy, if not spectacular, turnout for
baseball's annual mid-season showcase bout.
NBC saw more modest returns for "Average Joe" (5.1 million,
2.2/7) and "I Want to Be a Hilton" (4.2 million, 1.9/5), as did
ABC for its 10 p.m. summer drama "Empire" (4.7 million, 1.6/4).
CBS placed second for the night behind Fox with an average of 8
million viewers and 2.9/9 in adults 18-49.