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[08/14/12 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Spoils NBC's Post-Olympics Launches
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, august 13, 2012)

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

FOX (5.79 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) took home top honors on Monday with the premiere of "Hotel Hell" (5.12 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and the return of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

NBC (5.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then had to settle for second place despite the launch of "Stars Earn Stripes" (5.26 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), a second "Stars Earn Stripes" (5.04 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and the season premiere of "Grimm" (5.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2). Last season (10/28/11), "Grimm" launched to 6.49 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49.

Next up was CBS (4.91 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.37 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "2 Broke Girls" (4.62 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), another "2 Broke Girls" (4.85 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Mike & Molly" (5.30 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.41 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up originals from "Bachelor Pad" (4.06 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "The Glass House" (2.09 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga" (0.82 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the previously unaired "Remodeled" (0.39 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Lady Gaga" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Bachelor Pad
+16.67% - The Glass House
+3.85% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 7/23/12)
-66.67% - Remodeled (vs. 2/22/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Grimm (vs. Harry's Law (Repeat))
+70.00% - Stars Earn Stripes (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+12.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Masterchef)
-22.22% - The Glass House (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-32.14% - Hotel Hell (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-42.86% - Bachelor Pad
-50.00% - Remodeled (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))

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," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3.

· With guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and musical guest Norah Jones, "Tonight" scored its highest Monday rating in metered market households since February 6, the night after the Super Bowl.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· With guests Meredith Vieira, Kevin Durant and James Harden, Big Ang and musical guest Needtobreathe, "Late Night" scored its highest Monday rating in metered market households since February 6, the night after the Super Bowl.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/15/11):

FOX (6.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) posted its best summer Monday in four years among adults 18-49 (since 8/13/07) thanks to new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.83 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Masterchef" (6.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

ABC (5.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then slid to second place with week two of "Bachelor Pad" (6.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and a repeat of "Castle" (3.91 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was CBS (4.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.12 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "How I Met Your Mother" (4.56 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Two and a Half Men" (5.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Mike & Molly" (5.37 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.01 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up encores of "America's Got Talent" (4.38 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Harry's Law" (3.27 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.59 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "One Tree Hill" (0.43 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Masterchef (4.3%), Hell's Kitchen (3.7%), Bachelor Pad (-4.5%).

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/4 with an encore.

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; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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