TV Ratings Monday: 'Bachelorette' Rises, Leads ABC Win; 'MasterChef' Premieres Down 33% vs. Last Season

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June 7th, 2011

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS Uni NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.3/4 0.8/3 1.3/4 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.239 3.877 5.760 3.339 4.868 0.624

Of course ABC, with the only full schedule of new shows, topped the adults 18-49 ratings in broadcast primetime on Monday night, as the third outing of The Bachelorette drew a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 18% vs. last week. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition's second outing drew a 2.2 rating, down 8% from its premiere last week to a 2.2 rating.

The season premiere of Fox's MasterChef drew a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 33% vs. last summer's late July premiere's 2.7 rating. Last season's premiere followed a Hell's Kitchen episode that scored a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Playing out its string of produced episodes, the only other new show in broadcast primetime NBC's Law & Order: LA had a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 13% from last Monday. The 9pm, Law & Order: Criminal Intent wasn't "new", but if you don't watch USA it was "new to you". Nevertheless, it drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth vs. last week's NBC Monday episode.

Because the NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 3 was on cable (Versus) we will either see the ratings in a press release from NBCU or in the cable ratings due sometime this afternoon.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, June 6, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 ABC THE BACHELORETTE 2.2 8 7.537
FOX MASTERCHEF 1.7 6 4.203
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.2 4 4.582
NBC Minute To Win It - R 0.9 3 3.642
CW 90210 - R 0.3 1 0.767
8:30 ABC THE BACHELORETTE 2.5 8 7.860
FOX MASTERCHEF 1.8 6 4.457
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.4 4 4.688
NBC Minute To Win It - R 1.1 3 4.141
CW 90210 - R 0.2 1 0.538
9:00 ABC THE BACHELORETTE 2.7 8 8.121
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.6 4 6.168
FOX HOUSE - R 1.2 3 3.237
CW Gossip Girl - R 0.2 1 0.574
9:30 ABC THE BACHELORETTE 2.9 8 8.513
CBS MIKE & MOLLY - R 1.4 4 6.115
FOX HOUSE - R 1.3 3 3.612
CW Gossip Girl - R 0.3 1 0.617
10:00 ABC Extreme Makeover:  WEIGHT LOSS ED. 2.1 6 5.698
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.4 4 6.551
10:30 ABC Extreme Makeover:  WEIGHT LOSS ED. 2.2 6 5.706
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.3 4 6.454


via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

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). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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.

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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