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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  • Nick

    No, the The Middle one’s the best.

  • Nick


  • Love in the Wild Cancelled

    AGT is a monster and Love in the Wild should’ve never comeback it bleeded big time. NBC needs to boost that Canadian show that’s coming out tomorrow with AGT.

    Can’t wait to see Whitney’s repeat ratings on Friday.

  • Noname_Rex

    SJ said:

    “Last season at this time Grimm had 7 million views as well, a mark it never hit or broke during its 22 episodes on the air.”

    How can you compare internet views of a PREVIEW of a TV show to the actual show itself over the course of a season? Just because the show’s preview gets like, ten million views on it let’s say, doesn’t mean that the actual show itself is going to…much less half of that.

  • K


    I see what you’re saying, but his shows for the most part, esp Masterchef are really good. Here’s hoping Hotel Hell follows that same trend.

  • blue bear

    I’m shocked people can watch AGT at this point. I used to like it, but Nick Cannon’s antics are cringe-worthy – was he always so annoying? The over-the-top audience reactions (has to be massively coached, or drug-induced or something) wears thin. Stern is a bore. Sharon grating. Howie, well, he’s tolerable. If they would give Nick Cannon a valium and maybe try to bring the show out of the gutter a bit…

  • David

    Everyone is slamming CBS for not airing summer shows, yet they have extremely solid ratings for their scripted shows from September-May, so maybe it’s not a bad idea. I think NBC would be better off airing repeats of Smash after AGT instead of Love In The Wild. It’s the perfect time for people to get into a show they didn’t know about before.

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