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[06/26/12 - 08:50 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Top Adults 18-49 Honors
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, june 25, 2012)

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

NBC (7.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday thanks to its mix of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (6.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "America's Got Talent" (10.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and "American Ninja Warrior" (6.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (5.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) with originals of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "MasterChef" (5.35 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was ABC (5.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (6.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "The Glass House" (3.33 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.23 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "2 Broke Girls" (4.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (5.24 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (4.77 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Breaking Pointe" (0.56 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "90210" (0.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" delivered a 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-4.35% - The Bachelorette
-4.35% - MasterChef
-8.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-25.00% - The Glass House

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
+91.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+35.71% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+33.33% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+10.00% - MasterChef
-12.00% - The Bachelorette
-47.83% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (6/27/11):

ABC (7.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) as usual as the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (8.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (6.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (4.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) with an encore of "Masterchef" (3.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) followed by a new "Masterchef" (5.02 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

Next up was NBC (5.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (5.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Law & Order: LA" (6.40 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.18 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), another "How I Met Your Mother" (3.85 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (6.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (5.60 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.41 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Law & Order: LA (15.40%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (15.00%), The Bachelorette (13.60%), Masterchef (-9.10%), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (-9.10%).

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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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