TV Ratings Tuesday: 'MasterChef', 'Hell's Kitchen' and 'America's Got Talent' Down, 'Love in the Wild' Premieres Low as Well

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June 6th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.3/4 1.2/3 1.2/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.7/6 1.3/4 0.8/2 0.7/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.397 4.819 3.270 5.595 7.217 0.735


NBC was the number one network for the night in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, America's Got Talent garnered a 3.4 among adults 18-49, down three tenths from last week's 3.7 rating. The premiere of Love in the Wild earned a 1.6 rating, down substantially from last year's 2.2 premiere rating.

On ABC, the Concert for the Queen: Diamond Jubilee special earned a 1.3 Adults 18-49 rating on ABC

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.1 rating, down three tenths from yesterday's premiere 2.4 18-49 rating. MasterChef earned a 2.1 18-49 rating, also down from  yesterday's 2.3 rating

The Catalina on the CW was flat with last week's 0.3 premiere rating.

CBS was all repeats.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, June 5, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America's Got Talent 3.4 11 12.217
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.1 7 4.846
CBS NCIS -R 1.2 4 8.535
ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.8 3 3.287
CW The Catalina 0.3 1 0.806
9:30PM ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.8 3 3.050
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.1 6 4.793
NBC Love in the Wild (9-11) 1.6 4 4.987
ABC Concert for the Queen (9-11) 1.3 4 6.808
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.3 4 7.365
CW The LA Complex -R 0.2 1 0.665
10:00PM CBS 48 Hours Mystery -R 1.1 3 5.742


Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4. 
  • 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," 0.8/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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  • disney rocks

    Catalina may adjust down but I have a feeling it will barely hold a .3.

  • Lane

    Good for NBC.. It looks like its between FOX and NBC for best summer ratings

  • rick

    People are fleeing network tv due to the overload of junk reality/competition shows.

  • WB

    What irks me the most about The CW, is that they don’t PROMOTE their shows enough! To me, The CW’s promotions are dull! I really don’t know! There are many people who don’t know this network EXIST and some people don’t even have this network on their channel lineup! LIKE ME! (unfortunately)

  • disney rocks

    @lane, it’ll certainly be NBC; they have olympics and AGT does better than their Gordon Ramsay cooking shows. No competition between NBC and Fox.

  • Clarke

    So, I actually gave Love in the Wild a chance last night. And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be – I actually prefer it to The Bachelor/Bachelorette. It’s mindless dumb reality fun. A 1.6 is pretty bad for a premiere though….

  • Jack

    NCIS: LA better than NCIS!

  • John A

    And if Networks aired scripted shows in summer ratings would be just as awful.

  • John A

    Im glad CBS arent doing well in repeats. They dont even try to air programing in summer.

  • Petar

    NBC now are definitely #3 network. Good job for their new CEO/boss. For 1 full year he turn things around. Great rebuild. Still long way to go before to be #1 network again.

  • OMG

    It makes sense now. FOX and NBC’s unscripted in the summer does better than their scripted in the fall and spring. And people wonder why scripted tv is dead.

  • Petar

    @John A

    Dogs in the city…..wich i expect to be cancel tomorrow. So their summer reality are worse than repeats for free. But they still have BB wich is best summer reality.

  • Petar


    With no competition from CBS wich is #1 network. And litle from ABC.

  • Dillan

    The Catalina is not a bad show. The Morgan girl on it is hilarious. Glad it stayed steady.

  • revenge

    Love in the wild was not on in CA because of the election coverage.

  • Carol

    NCIS repeat last night “Need to Know” – That was an awful episode, especially that DiNozzo guy.

  • Ken

    Not Bad for “Love In The Wild”, however Saving hope is going to crash

  • Mike

    NBC is doing things right, but it takes a while to turn a network around. But they already got the biggest hit in 2 seasons with The Voice. Grimm is a good performer for Fridays, and with Smash they are reaching upscale viewers.
    Next season NBC will win Mondays with The Voice and Revolution. Smash is a good show, but never a show for network viewers, but Revolution is. Over 7 million hits on YouTube.
    I hope NBC gets more hits than Revolution, a sitcom would be nice ,but they r moving in the right direction.

  • Lane


    But take into consideration that Fox only have 2 hours a day and SYTYCD is on for 2 hours where NBC puts Grimm repeats in at the 10:00 hour.

  • disney rocks

    CBS should at least try airing summer shows. DITHC at least didn’t crash.

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