TV Ratings Monday: 'America's Got Talent' Up, 'Hell's Kitchen','The Bachelorette' and 'The Glass House' Down

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June 26th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.3/7 1.9/6 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.1/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.7/6 1.6/5 1.4/5 0.8/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 5.44 7.81 5.75 3.58 5.16 0.39


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

NBC and FOX tied for number one  Monday night with adults 18-49, while NBC led with total viewers.

On FOX,  Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 8% from last week's 2.5. MasterChef scored  a2.2 among adults 18-49 down 4% from a 2.3 last week.

On NBC, the U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming scored a preliminary 1.9 among adults 18-49, though this number is likely to change in the final ratings.   America's Got Talent earned a 3.0 among adults 18-49, up 3% from last week's 2.89rating, for an episode that aired at 8PM. American Ninja Warrior garnered a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, matching the performance of last week's two hour episode.

On ABC, The Bachelorette earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from last week's 2.3, matching its season low. Week 2 of  The Glass House scored a 1.2 among adults 28-49, down 20% from a 1.5 for last week's premiere.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, June 25 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.3/7 5.52
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 2.2/7 6.96
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials (Live) 1.9/6 6.95
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/4 4.23
CW Breaking Pointe - R 0.2/1 0.56
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.3/4 4.71
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent 3.0/8 10.41
FOX MasterChef 2.2/6 5.35
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.3/4 5.24
CW 90210 - R 0.1/0 0.216
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.2/3 4.77
10:00 NBC American Ninja Warrior 2.0/5 6.07
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.2/3 6.01
ABC The Glass House 1.2/3 3.33

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). 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 0.8/3 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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  • Felipe Nikita

    wow 90210

  • Mon

    What is CBS waiting for? Start repeating 2BG at 9pm soon. The Mentalist is now on Sundays.

  • Clarke

    Those are awful numbers for Glass House. The show got a bit better in its second episode, but the show is still horribly edited and for the most part very boring. Big Brother can’t come soon enough!

  • Mon

    Any number divided by 0 is infinity! 90210 is a beast!

  • Taylor

    lol @ glass house. i wonder if ABC will even bother airing the whole season. they must be losing money with those numbers.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Any number divided by 0 is infinity!

    You had a bad math teacher. Any number divided by zero is technically undefinable because it cannot be defined. But the result is definitely *not* infinity. Also remember the share numbers are only rounded to a full percentage point so the share was not really zero, but it was less than one half of a full percent so it rounded down to zero.

  • John A

    Pathetic 90210 repeat ratings. GG wouldnt do that bad Lol. HOD should be repeating to gain a audience.

  • John A

    How do NBC get such good numbers in summer? You would think AGT would be dropping like the rest of its schedule.

  • Sepen

    Why would they drop a show that gets 10 to 13 million viewers plus it’s a show that has the great Howard Stern

  • Mon

    I was just kidding. I was just trying to imply irony.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Mon: sorry, my sarcasm detector is obviously on the fritz!

  • cimmer

    Stay steady MasterChef. At least it’s steadier than Hell’s Kitchen.

  • Dean_W

    ‘Hawaii Five-0′ had more viewers than the other Shows on CBS on Monday ! lol !

  • Roswell

    You guys. Do realize that any show they play mon at 9 would do that bad.. Don’t you get it NOBODY is watching the CW! So stop bashing 90210 cause HOD would do the same if not worse cause if I’m not mistaken a repeat for HOD once got a 0.1 so back off

  • K


    Since Alex is gone, I would not be surprised if they did not. The concept is not bad, the casting (with the exception of Alex) have hardly any if any personality and are forgettable. This show reminds me of the failed Fox summer reality show where there was a jackpot that would keep on decreasing unless the cast could come to a consensus of who deserved the money. I think it lasted 3 or maybe 4 episodes?

  • Melanie

    We accidently watched a few minutes of Glass House last night. Won’t happen again.

    I was mad — we missed the swimming — I thought it was on at 9, not 8. I found American Ninja Warrior surprisingly entertaining.

  • sam


    the show your thinking of was called Unanimous i believe it aird till the end i enjoyed the show and im lovin me some glass house

  • Oliver

    Shows typically drop 25% from premiere to week 2, so The Glass House’s 20% drop isn’t a huge surprise. Not low enough for the show to get pulled, but, barring a miracle, it’s not returning next year.

    I hope 90210 gets adjusted down.

    I find it strange how badly CBS’s Monday repeats do compared to their Thursday repeats. Not really sure why TBBT repeats so well.

  • Sepen

    Because the big bang theory is a GREAT show best comedy on tv BY FAR

  • K


    Thanks. All I could remember of the show, was that J.D. Roth was the producer and also did the voice of the unseen host, just like the lady does on Glass House

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