TV Ratings Monday: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ & ‘MasterChef’ Down, ‘America’s Got Talent’ & ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Fall to New Lows + ‘The Glass House’ Premiere


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.3/7 2.0/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.2/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.7/6 1.8/6 0.9/3 1.5/5 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.550 7.559 6.013 5.192 3.491 0.465


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

On FOX,  Hell’s Kitchen earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating down three-tenths from last week’s 2.8 rating. MasterChef scored a 2.3 among adults 18-49  down four tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelorette was flat with last week’s 2.3  adults 18-49 rating. The Glass House premiered with a 1.6 18-49 rating, which is down from last year’s premiere of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, which earned a 2.0 rating for its premiere.

On NBC, America’s Got Talent earned a 2.8 rating down two tenths from its last original’s 3.0 rating and its lowest rating this season. American Ninja Warrior also drew a new series low with a 2.0 rating (excluding specials)

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, June 18 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America’s Got Talent 2.8 9 11.166
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.5 8 5.561
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10 PM) 2.3 7 6.926
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.1 4 4.127
CW Breaking Pointe -R 0.2 1 0.583
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.3 4 4.426
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.3 6 5.499
NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-11PM) 2.0 5 5.755
CBS Two And A Half Men -R 1.3 4 5.785
CW 90210 -R 0.1 0 0.346
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.2 3 5.295
10:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.8 5 6.569
ABC The Glass house -P 1.6 4 4.190
10:30 PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.4 4 4.949

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,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.0/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4 with an encore. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • 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” (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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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