TV Ratings Monday: 'Hell's Kitchen' Wins Night; 'Master Chef' and 'The Bachelorette' Rise; Stanley Cup Game 6 Hits Record Low

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June 12th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 1.9/5 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.00 6.58 4.15 5.67 3.19 0.58


Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for NBC (NHL Stanley Cup) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

FOX was the top-rated network last night with adults 18-49, while ABC led with total viewers.

On FOX,  Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13% from a 2.4 for last week's premiere. MasterChef scored a 2.6 among adults 18-49 up 13% from last week's 2.3.

On ABC, The Bachelorette garnered a 2.3  adults 18-49 rating up 5% from last week's 2.1.

On NBC, game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals scored a preliminary 1.6 adults 18-49 rating , down 20% from last year's Game 6, though this number will almost certainly change in the final ratings. This is the lowest rated Game 6 ever.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, June 11 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.7/9 6.16
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 2.3/7 7.33
NBC 2012 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) Live 1.6/5 4.15
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.3/4 4.85
CW Breaking Pointe - R 0.3/1 0.73
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.5/4 5.53
9:00 FOX MasterChef 2.6/7 5.84
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.5/4 6.41
CW The Catalina - R 0.2/0 0.44
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.4/4 5.83
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five- 0 - R 1.2/3 5.71
ABC Castle - R 1.1/3 5.06

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," 2.2/6, delayed by hockey; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3, delayed by hockey; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households, delayed by hockey) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49, delayed by hockey) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • 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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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.

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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.

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  • Tim

    I can’t wait for Revolution. The promo is freakin amazing and it has been watched for 7.700.000 millions so far, so I say it will get more than a 4 demo. Even my 13 year old came from school talking about this new cool show on TV.
    Of course I will have to watch it in the bedroom TV because I won’t even try to suggest my wife to switch from Castle. She is totally in love with Nathan F.
    Sometimes I watched Castle with her, others Hawaii 50, none of them my piece of cake, not really into Romance, and Hawaii is action with no brains. I have been praying for a show as Revolution since Lost ended.

  • Sean

    The hockey overnight was up from last year though. Wouldnt surprise me to see that number go up due to an inordinate amount of LA people watching to see the Cup & that doesn’t count here.

  • CharlieSheen

    Congratulations to LA and the die hard Kings fans who have been waiting 45 years for the cup to come there. I went to LA a few years ago and I ran into more Kings fans than any of the city’s other teams outside of the Lakers. Their are some die hards out there and I feel for them on this one.

    Good rating for the cup on NBC, this was really the first true chance NBC had any chance of getting anything out of the series. Lately I’ve been wanting to see the NHL get to a 7th game everytime just to see the numbers go up even more and I wonder what this series would’ve scored. Hopefully next year the NHL gets a better draw out of the East.

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