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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

 

Scoreboard FOX NBC ABC CBS UNI CW
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

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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
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9:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.3 4 4.540
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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
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9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.3 3 5.918
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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

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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.

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

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

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Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Potato

    @djnick54–

    That was probably sarcasm. Believe it or not, people are allowed to use sarcasm on the internet, even when dealing with the deadly serious and important business of television ratings. See? There’s an example!

    (That’s not a personal attack or anything, I just personally think this website would be a lot nicer if there was more humor in the comments section and I’d like to start changing the trend!)

  • Oliver

    I believe CW Now also ‘only’ got 0.1/0, but that had the distinction of being original programming. This matches The CW’s low rather than beating it.

  • glenn

    glenn

    I am hoping that the sheer act of boxing things up and unpacking them at the other end will mean more junk goes! I am also hoping that the short time frame will mean I am more ruthless.

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