Monday Final Ratings: 'DWTS', 'AGT', and 'House' Retrospective Adjusted Up; 'Clash of the Commercials' Adjusted Down

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May 22nd, 2012

Dancing With the Stars, America's Got Talent,  and the House Retrospective were each adjusted up a tenth, while CBS' Clash of the Commercials special was adjusted down among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 21, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America's Got Talent 3.2 9 9.660
ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.9 8 16.840
FOX House Retrospective 2.1 6 6.270
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.3 4 4.060
CW One Tree Hill -R 0.3 1 0.570
9:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.6 4 4.620
9:00PM FOX House (Series Finale) 2.9 8 8.720
ABC The Bachelorette (9-11 PM) 2.4 6 7.530
NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-11 PM) 2.4 6 6.200
CBS Two And A Half Men -R 2.0 5 7.230
CW One Tree Hill -R 0.2 1 0.530
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.6 4 6.290
10:00PM CBS Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World 1.3 4 5.960

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • John A

    Its mean House didnt adjust to a 3.0.

  • Dan

    Funny How the CBS comedy repeats is what NBC comedies usually get… Poor NBC, think they have a good chance of higher ratings next year (2012-2013)…

  • Sid

    I don’t get why The CW decided to air repeats of One Tree Hill. Nothing against the show but it’s over isn’t it?

  • jake

    I was expecting House to be adjusted up too, but solid ratings (I think this year has lowered all expectations about any show)

  • MoHasanie

    I’m still surprised it only got 8.7 million viewers cause I was expecting at least 10 million against such little competition. Those ratings really are quite low for a show that was once so great and huge. Oh well, I personally stopped watching 3 years ago. I was planning to watch the finale, but then I didn’t.

  • Kavyn

    Yeah, when I saw that the CW was airing reruns I thought they meant like… season 1 reruns lol.

  • Ali

    You still have to admit that a repeat of One Tree Hill is almost getting the same rating of a new episode of Gossip Girl!!

  • Kaylie

    For a show that once consistently garnered 20 million viewers weekly, Houses finale ratings were a disappointment.

  • Nick

    ‘American Ninja Warrior’ received a higher demo than ‘Parks’, ‘Community’ or ’30 Rock’ did during the entire season :o…

  • rob60990

    While House did better than I expected, those ratings are nothing to write home about. It couldn’t even match its season premiere ratings. At least Desperate Housewives did. Grey’s is still way stronger than both of them.

  • Polar Bear


    Didn’t everything used to get 20 million viewers? Seriously.

  • david

    The two episode of One Tree Hill were random episodes the first one was from back in March and the second one was the series finale of the show. and i bet the repeat of Heart of Dixie tonight will get the same ratings as that too.

  • The End


    How so? a 2.9 is great. Various shows average this, like Once Upon a Time.

  • Paul M

    Doesn”t DWTS ratings look a little down from last year at this time?? I remember the show getting 18-21 million viewers and about 3-4 (18-49). I know it will still be around for a few more years but I notice the numbers slowly dropping.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “For a show that once consistently garnered 20 million viewers weekly, Houses finale ratings were a disappointment.”

    That statement could apply to pretty much every single broadcast scripted show that’s gone > 5 years since the 1980’s, with just an adjustment to the absolute numbers depending on the time period.

    Broadcast primetime ratings have been falling since the early 80’s. No long term show’s finishing ratings are what they once were.

  • Nick

    They aired repeats of OTH because they’d do better than episodes of others. They certainly wouldn’t use Ringer!

  • SJ

    Oh wow, not even a 3.0 for House. At least Housewives did a 3.2. It wasn’t much, but it was still a bit better.

  • The End

    To be fair, House premired to 7 million viewers, and consistantly recieved under 7 million for the first 7 episodes of Season 1 before being moved, of which it then exploded in popularity.

    The final episode of House rated higher than the pilot. Not many shows can say they’ve done that.

  • Sid

    “They aired repeats of OTH because they’d do better than episodes of others. They certainly wouldn’t use Ringer!”

    Using One Tree Hill and RINGER in the same context makes no sense because both of them are done. They’re not coming back so why would The CW air repeats of either of them?

    They have TVD, Nikita, SPN, 90210, Hart of Dixie, Gossip Girl all returning next Season. Don’t you think it’s wiser to air repeats of them?


    You i-d-i-o-t-s
    House will remain worldwide as one of the biggest tv shows in history
    People all around the world is getting emotional with the end
    that’s all is matters

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