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[06/21/11 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Masterchef" Posts Season High
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, june 20, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (6.96 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) held onto top honors on Monday thanks to fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (7.59 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (5.71 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

FOX (4.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "Masterchef" (3.01 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) followed by a new "Masterchef" (4.98 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1), which posted a season high.

Next up was NBC (5.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and its mix of "America's Got Talent" (6.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (5.19 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Law & Order: LA" (6.00 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile CBS (5.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up its all-repeat combination of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.20 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), another "How I Met Your Mother" (4.34 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Two and a Half Men" (6.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Mike & Molly" (6.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) did the same with "90210" (0.84 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Law & Order: Criminal Intent (22.20% vs. 6/6/11), Masterchef (10.00%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (0.00%), Law & Order: LA (0.00% vs. 6/6/11), The Bachelorette (-8.30%).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/21/10):

New episodes of "The Bachelorette" (8.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "True Beauty" (5.40 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) managed to keep ABC (7.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) in front on Monday.

The silver then went to always competitive CBS (7.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.82 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Rules of Engagement" (5.84 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (8.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "The Big Bang Theory" (8.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "CSI: Miami" (7.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was FOX (5.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with fresh installments of "Lie to Me" (5.91 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "The Good Guys" (4.33 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) continued to struggle with its lineup of a repeat of "Last Comic Standing" (3.05 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) followed by new episodes of "Last Comic Standing" (4.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Persons Unknown" (3.21 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.95 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.72 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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