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[09/04/12 - 09:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hotel Hell" Goes Out on Top for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, september 3, 2012)

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

FOX (4.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Labor Day with a new "Hotel Hell" (4.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) followed by the season finale of "Hotel Hell" (4.27 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (4.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.55 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "The Big Bang Theory" (5.79 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "2 Broke Girls" (5.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Mike & Molly" (4.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Hawaii Five-0" (3.90 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Next up was ABC (4.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with the penultimate week of "Bachelor Pad" (4.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) followed by a repeat of "Castle" (3.38 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.44 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up a new "Stars Earn Stripes" (3.01 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), the season finale of "Stars Earn Stripes" (2.76 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and a new "Grimm" (4.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

And finally, an original "The L.A. Complex" (0.77 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.65 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the night on The CW (0.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Complex" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Stars Earn Stripes
+7.69% - Bachelor Pad
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-12.50% - Grimm
-21.74% - Hotel Hell

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Gossip Girl (Repeat))
+38.46% - Hotel Hell - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen (Repeat))
+27.27% - Grimm (vs. Children of 9/11)
+25.00% - Stars Earn Stripes - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+12.50% - Stars Earn Stripes - 8:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-22.22% - Bachelor Pad
-34.62% - Hotel Hell - 9:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; 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," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/4; 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" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/5/11):

FOX (4.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the demo champ on Labor Day thanks to a repeat of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) followed by an original "Hell's Kitchen" (5.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

ABC (5.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the top viewership draw with a new "Bachelor Pad" (5.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and a rebroadcast of "Castle" (4.27 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was CBS (4.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with encores of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.70 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), another "How I Met Your Mother" (3.93 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Two and a Half Men" (5.03 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Mike & Molly" (5.05 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (3.83 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) alongside the special "Children of 9/11" (3.47 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.68 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "One Tree Hill" (0.53 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Bachelor Pad (-10.0%), Hell's Kitchen (-10.3%).

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters (with several major markets currently excluded), adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 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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