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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  • Nick

    He does. It’s called FOX.

  • Nick

    Yay for Masterchef! And Hell’s Kitchen too.

  • Kavyn

    The CW doesn’t seem to realize that the concept of ‘summer programming’ doesn’t mean airing the same two shows every day of the week.

  • Alvin


    Whitney please help save Grimm on Friday nights.

  • Vivian

    Mondays on Fall are going to be fun. NBC is really going to be strong with The Voice and Revolution.
    The viewers comments about Revolutiom are 99% positive. Then no Castle or Hawaii 50 are great hits, just modest performers. But I do think Castle has the most loyal fandom because of Nathan Fillion that drives woman crazy, so probably Hawaii will suffer the most, specially with 2.5 man gone.
    Grimm is repeating well considering is NBC.

  • scifi

    Grimm repeat is doing better than Castle repeat. So Grimm originals can do better than Castle’s 2.0-2.5 at mondays!

  • Survivor Fan

    I am laughing at the 0 share for Catalina. Great ratings across the board for originals last night

  • rob60990

    “Grimm repeat is doing better than Castle repeat. So Grimm originals can do better than Castle’s 2.0-2.5 at mondays!”

    You can’t tell how a show will do in originals by its repeat ratings.

  • SarahL

    Grimm is repeating very well. NBC made a good decision putting it after American Ninja Warrior. NBC must be pleased with those demos.

  • rick

    Network tv has gone to reality hell. Very boring.

  • Oliver

    NBC are really working hard to build up Grimm.

    The CW’s zero share is pretty atrocious.

  • NEK5552

    It is funny NBC is getting better ratings now than they did during the regular season

  • djnick54

    Someone said boycott of AGT is shaping up, what ratings where you looking at! AGT KILLED with more then DOUBLE total viewers then any other show on the air that night, more then 12 million viewers, those numbers are INCREDIBLE, thanks HOWIE!

  • Ultima

    So Monday now is NBC day all year long! Good. With Sunday in the fall and may be strong tuesdays and fridays they will be #2 network next year.

    Right. The fall cycle of The Voice might make up for the Super Bowl, so they’ll be competitive with ABC again. Don’t think there’s any chance they actually beat FOX though.

    Their Fridays will do ok, but it’s still Friday and their Thursdays will do worse than that! I don’t think they’re going to do very well on Tuesdays.

  • Ultima

    @In My Opinion
    (lots of repeats)

    Because running repeats all summer has worked so well for the CW in the past?

  • Ultima

    The CW doesn’t seem to realize that the concept of ‘summer programming’ doesn’t mean airing the same two shows every day of the week.

    They’re not going to run them three times a week, every week. It was just to get additional exposure for the premieres (which is a fairly common practice on the CW, even during the regular season).

  • Ultima

    Whitney please help save Grimm on Friday nights.

    Wait. What?

    Network tv has gone to reality hell.

    Yeah, they should just air repeats all summer…

    Someone said boycott of AGT is shaping up, what ratings where you looking at!

    You need a new sarcasm detector. ;)

  • Mi

    Grimm repeats well. I hope the repeats help it gain some new audience when it returns, especially considering it won’t be airing against SPN and will only be airing against Fringe for half a season..

  • Rick

    @ Liam, that is an awesome idea! Those shows haven’t really been in syndication for a while; they could do pretty well. It’s sad to have to do that, but they’ve gotta generate some interest SOMEhow.

  • CrimTV


    Yes, The CW hit 0.0/0 with a past show called CWNow.

    To be honest, i’ve grown tired of people laughing at The CW’s ratings, you’ve had a long time to laugh about them and they’re still funny? I’ve had enough of people saying LOL haha their ratings are awful. Some people’s favourite shows on this network (including me) and when the ratings get low we feel disappointed but others just laugh at them!

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