Baseball's All-Star Game, which barely beat a "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" rerun to become the week's most watched television show, didn't do Fox many favors.
The game was seen by a shade under 14 million people, according to Nielsen Media Research. That's slightly better than last year's, which was the worst showing for the midseason classic since viewership records started in 1983.
Fox wasn't helped much by the poor showing of National League starter Roger Clemens, who put his team in a 6-0 hole in the first inning.
Elsewhere, in a summer full of reality programming that has barely stirred the public pulse, the fifth version of CBS's "Amazing Race" looks like a winner. It landed just outside Nielsen's top 10 and did better than any other show in its genre.
For the week, CBS averaged 8.9 million viewers and also edged Fox for domination among viewers 18 to 49 years old. NBC averaged 6.8 million viewers, Fox had 6.2 million and ABC 5.5 million.
The top 10 shows, in order, were: Fox's All-Star Game; CBS's "CSI," "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace," "Cold Case" and Sunday "60 Minutes"; Fox's "All-Star Game Preview"; CBS's Wednesday "60 Minutes"; NBC's "Law & Order"; and CBS's "Two and a Half Men."