TV Ratings Monday: 'MasterChef' Premiere Up Big, 'Hell's Kitchen' Down A Little; 'America's Got Talent', 'American Ninja Warrior' and 'The Bachelorette' Make Gains

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June 5th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.1/6 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.2/3 0.1/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/7 1.5/5 1.4/5 0.8/3 1.1/4 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 5.281 7.287 6.226 5.388 3.054 0.442


FOX was the top-rated network last night with adults 18-49, but NBC led with total viewers

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 3.2 rating, up four-tenths from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. American Ninja Warrior garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week's 2.1 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelorette scored a 2.1 rating, up two tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

The premieres of Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.4 18-49 rating down  one-tenth from last summer's Monday premiere. MasterChef earned a 2.3 rating, up five-tenths from last summer's 1.8 premiere rating.

CBS and The CW were all repeats.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, June 4 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America's Got Talent 3.2 10 12.056
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.4 7 5.396
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10 PM) 2.1 6 6.719
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.3 4 4.202
CW Breaking Pointe -R 0.2 1 0.550
9:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.3 4 4.540
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.3 6 5.165
NBC American Ninja Warrior 2.2 6 6.653
CBS Two And A Half Men -R 1.5 4 6.506
CW The Catalina -R 0.1 0 0.335
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.3 3 5.918
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.2 3 5.582
NBC Grimm -R 1.0 3 3.153
ABC Castle -R 0.9 3 5.241

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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  • JJ

    Laughing at Catalinas 0,1 hahahahah XD

  • Sid


    Can I join you?

  • rob60990

    All original unscripted programming did well last night.

    lol at the CW but what did they expect? Haven’t both those shows aired the same episodes twice? Who will watch them 3 times?

  • Lukas

    Go Hell’s Kitche and masterChef! Go FOX!

  • Dave

    The CW should start airing re-runs of ‘Perfect Strangers’ to get more viewers.

  • Ben Thompson

    Great for Fox and Got Talent.

    Why the hell is The CW repeating these shows on Monday as well?

  • cc

    So this week total viewers do count for NBC? Smh

  • EatMorePez

    The PTC’s boycott of America’s Got Talent is shaping up very nicely.

  • wichitahusker

    The math on here is wrong. If NBC had a 3.2 from 8-9, and a 2.2 from 9-11, that averages out to more than 2.5, which would be #1 for the night. Even with slight variations/adjustments, there is no way these ratings average out to a 2.1 when no show got below a 2.2…

  • Jon92822727

    My friend Marc Berman says that at one point yesterday evening, the CW had a 0 rating. LOL!!!

  • rob60990

    America Ninja Warrior was only an hour. Grimm aired at 10.

  • SoundableObject

    Fox doing better with cookery on a Monday than they did with big budget drama.

  • disney rocks

    People should stop acting like if touch was cancelled terra nova would be renewed. I think it would have been Alcatraz. Alcatraz never dipped as low as Touch and wasn’t as expensive as Terra Nova.

  • John A

    NBC doing well in summer. Just the rest of the year they flop. Ridiculous CW airing those repeats again.

  • John A

    CBS not repeating well these days.

  • Liam

    The CW sould think about repeating some of UPNs and the WBs shows, like Buffy, Charmed, Angel, Dawsons Creek, 7th Heaven etc, they might be able to get some respectable ratings for the Summer for the network. And I would definilty watch, reliving their great shows.

  • Clarke

    Could the Catalina adjust down to a 0.0? That would be hilarious…. has there ever been a 0.0 rating on the CW before?

    Good for AGT & ANW. NBC almost does better in the summer than in their regular broadcast season….

  • K

    Chef Ramsey seems to be “gold” for Fox. Both HK and Masterchef were great last night.

  • Ron

    @ wichita, that 2.2 was only from 9-10, the grimm repeat got a 1.0 from 10-11

  • s0303

    i thought summer had lousy ratings??? the lowest rated show got a 2.1….that would most likely be a renewal for any fall show…

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