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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  • Lane

    ABC is failing hard this summer with Duets and Glass House performing badly. I think it’s only matter of time before it carries into the Fall

  • Sepen

    SOOOO happy that The Glass House failed MISERABLY!!!!!

  • The Mike Factor

    I agree that Glass House was a little boring. I will give it a 2nd shot because some of the players show potential to be interesting. Who am I kidding, I’m starved without Big Brother. I’ve been watching season 1 of Paradise Hotel until Big Brother comes back to save me. As soon as it comes back I have no doubt that I’ll drop Glass House like a hot potato.

  • Sophie

    Ouch 90210! :O

  • Nadine

    @John A
    CBS should just air 6 BBT episodes in a row each night.

    They would run out of repeats after a week. What do you suggest they do for the rest of the summer?</i

    Show 'em again. (I'd watch.)

  • richie

    LOVED the glass house

  • Joseph

    1st Gratz to FOX & NBC , they both brought decent summer programs.
    Did not watch any TV last night , but will catch Master Chef via stream.
    As for 10pm ,,
    The new ABC reality show reminds me a lot of an old show that lasted maybe one season where the guests were placed in some sort of old military bunker. I just know that the house placed in an enclosed sound stage sort of freaks me out.
    As for the production, GEEZ , okay just going to list the things that bothered me.
    The lifts with smoke as the guests entered.
    The pool party held on a bathtub.
    So many viewer voted elements that in the end non of them matter.
    A cast that over acts to the point that it is hard to believe that every captured reaction is not being orchestrated by the producers.
    The fact that the game elements are not being explained as they are introduced via a script.
    The show might still do well , BUT , I would be surprised if it ended with a demo north of 1.5.

  • Ultima

    Show ’em again.

    They can’t, which was my point. Typically, a network only licenses three airings of each episode from the production studio.

  • Colin

    Glass House much better than Big Brother! Love the show and live stream

  • rob60990

    “ABC is failing hard this summer with Duets and Glass House performing badly. I think it’s only matter of time before it carries into the Fall”

    If summer was any indication what was to come in the fall, NBC would be 1st instead of last. Also ABC launch 3 failed reality shows last summer yet all of their new shows got sampling. Also they are having their highest rated NBA finals.

  • Hollywood surf

    Why Howard Stern is a dud on America’s Got Talent! Go to the Stone & Digital Dave channel for details.

  • K

    IMO, there is nothing wrong with Glass House, as there was nothing wrong with Expedition Impossible, last summer, (which actually turned out to be a pretty good show) just like Dating in the Dark, which I believe Glass House replaced?

  • iggy.

    So ABC has failed on ripping off TAR and now likely failing with ripping off BB, I guess next summer they’ll fail at ripping off Survivor.

    According to Nellie, “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here” was ABC’s rip-off of Survivor, so I don’t know what’s left for ABC to imitate. “The Apprentice”?

  • DaisiesDeathKnell

    iggy, ABC already did an Apprentice rip-off and it was called The Benefactor.

  • DaisiesDeathKnell

    As for The Glass House, it was absolutely fine. To say that show sucks and Big Brother doesn’t is pretty ridiculous given their similarities. I think far too many Big Brother fans weren’t going to give this show the time of day to begin with. Why not just watch it and see if you like it rather than try and compare a single one hour premiere to eleven years of another series? Frankly, I think the Glass House is doing a lot of things better than Big Brother in terms of the live feed, viewer interaction and possibly even the cast (seven of last year’s eight newbies on BB’s were complete duds – Dominic being the exception).

  • Sheena

    As I said in another post about ‘Glass House’, I really liked it. And I am a big fan of ‘Big Brother’ as well. The former has a lot of pressure on it to do well, though, and I worry it will not live up.

    I don’t like the latter part of the voting process though, with the handguns or whatever they choose to do to select who they are voting for.

    I really like the being able to vote on things. I hope it is not overdone though.

    I personally like that there is another show “like” ‘Big Brother’ I would think fans of ‘Big Brother’ would like there being something else to watch as well. And, as far as I know, they will not be airing against each other, so people could watch both.

  • Holly

    Since CBS press release writers rarely have the opportunity for creativity that ABC writers do, I thought it only fair to point out their press release for CBS’s new show “Dancing On the Stars”

  • Phil

    I didn’t catch the GH..but I will definitely still continue to watch Big Brother on CBS when it premieres next month!

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