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[06/19/12 - 09:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off NBC Among Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, june 18, 2012)

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

FOX (5.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) slipped past the competition on Monday with new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.56 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "MasterChef" (5.50 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3).

NBC (7.56 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with a new "America's Got Talent" (11.17 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) followed by a special two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (5.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Next up was ABC (6.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) plus the premiere of "The Glass House" (4.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.13 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "2 Broke Girls" (4.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "Two and a Half Men" (5.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "Mike & Molly" (5.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "The Big Bang Theory" (6.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and another "Two and a Half Men" (4.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, encores of "Breaking Pointe" (0.58 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "90210" (0.35 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.47 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" delivered a 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 6/12/11)
0.00% - The Bachelorette
-7.41% - Hell's Kitchen
-11.54% - MasterChef
-12.50% - America's Got Talent (vs. 6/4/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+108.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+75.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+66.67% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Law & Order: Criminal Intent/Law & Order: LA)
+4.55% - The Bachelorette
+4.55% - MasterChef
-20.00% - The Glass House (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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 (6/20/11):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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