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[09/11/12 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Returns on Top (But Down) for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, september 10, 2012)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports and local market NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

NBC (10.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) kicked off its fall lineup on top with the season premiere of "The Voice" (12.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) followed by a special preview of "The New Normal" (6.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T3) and a repeat of "Go On" (4.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

Earlier this year (2/6/12), "The Voice" opened its second season on Mondays to a more potent 17.69 million viewers and a 6.6 rating among adults 18-49 - a dip of almost 38% in the latter category.

FOX (6.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then took home the silver with the respective season finales of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T3) and "MasterChef" (6.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a full hour of "U.S. Open Overrun" (5.44 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) followed by its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "CBS Fall Preview" (4.38 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "2 Broke Girls" (4.80 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Mike & Molly" (3.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up the season finale of "Bachelor Pad" (4.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) plus a repeat of "Castle" (4.17 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

And finally, a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.68 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.55 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night on The CW (0.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Complex" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 9/4/12)
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-3.70% - MasterChef (vs. 9/4/12)
-7.14% - Bachelor Pad

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+203.70% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/2011 Miss Universe Pageant)
+108.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Hell's Kitchen (Repeat))
+56.25% - The New Normal (vs. 2011 Miss Universe Pageant)
+8.33% - MasterChef (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-25.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Gaga by Gaultier/The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special)
-42.22% - Bachelor Pad (vs. Bachelor Pad: The Final Challenge/Bachelor Pad)

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," 2.5/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

· 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; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 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" (0.4/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/12/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are inflated. Due to U.S. Open Tennis overrun until 8:35p, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

ABC (7.07 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the network to beat on the final week of the summer thanks to its "Bachelor Pad: The Final Challenge" (7.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) special followed by the season finale of "Bachelor Pad" (6.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (4.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with a repeat of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.36 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) followed by a new "Hell's Kitchen" (5.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

Next up was NBC (4.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with an encore of "America's Got Talent" (4.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) alongside the "2011 Miss Universe Pageant" (5.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up its mix of "U.S. Open Tennis Overrun" (4.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "How I Met Your Mother" (3.53 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), another "How I Met Your Mother" (4.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (4.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (4.49 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Hawaii Five-0" (3.99 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, The CW (1.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with its special "Gaga by Gaultier" (1.44 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Gaga by Gaultier/The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special" (1.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special" (0.71 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Bachelor Pad (27.8%), Hell's Kitchen (-7.7%).

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore delayed by a sports overrun; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with a delayed encore; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore delayed by a sports overrun). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with a delayed 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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