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

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June 19th, 2012


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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  • edward

    The Glass House was bad could not watch the whole show had to turn it off Big Brother is 100 times better!!!

  • BEEL

    Terrible for the Glass House. I’ll be surprised if there’s a second season especially when ABC advertised it very heavily especially during the NBA Finals.

  • Max

    CBS looks really dumb now for even going through with that whole lawsuit against ABC. All that money and time spent and the show, as expected, bombed. They should have just let ABC air it without making a federal case out of it because anyone with a brain knew it wouldn’t draw.

  • LA_Boi

    CBS used their two strongest comedies against the glass house…

  • Ricky (formerly tvfreak)

    Wow, Glass House sure flopped hard. They chose to rip off the wrong parts of Big Brother – the first season, which followed the original, less competitive format and got awful ratings in this country. I hope ABC has learned a lesson from this.

  • Jack S

    1.6 with all the publicity it got from the CBS/Big Brother case? Hmm, I wonder if ABC thinks it was worth all that trouble..

  • Jason

    The Glass House wasn’t that bad. Reminds me of Big Brother UK. Cheesy, yeah, but it’s more fun than the same ole’ tired Big Brother formula.

  • rob60990

    Bachelorette total viewers can’t be right.

    The Glass House did mediocre at best. A 1.6 for summer isn’t awful but it was a series premiere and will likely drop in coming weeks.

  • fourat

    90210 repeat with 0.1 ???????

  • Glenn

    I’m pretty sure The Bachelorette had more than 2.9 million viewers!

  • disney rocks

    HIMYM and TB viewers should be swapped.

  • Baqinardo

    American Ninja Warrior total viewers doesnt seem right.
    All in 18-49?

  • Dean_W

    Great idea to put 6 Comedies on a Monday night. Go CBS !!!

  • Jessie

    The total viewers for Bachelorette and American Ninja Warrior have to be mistakes.

  • John A

    Wow at 90210. Its going to be terrible in ratings next season.

  • Rachel

    And 90210’s finale drew less than a million. CW is so dumb giving it a full season.

  • JoeyDavid.com

    I watched just 8 minutes of the Glass House and thought it was horrible. CBS has nothing to worry about because that show, especially on ABC, won’t last long anyway. Whoever thought of this show were not brilliant.

  • GDfriends

    BBT is a beast…great numbers for 10pm!!

  • RyanCanada

    The Glass House was by far the worst EVER

  • Bunny

    ABC is going to do terribly this fall and will stay in 4th place

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