TV Ratings Tuesday:'America's Got Talent' Rises to Win Night, 'Master Chef', 'Love in the Wild' Up, 'Hell's Kitchen' Flat

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June 27th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 2.2/7 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.7/2 0.2/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.6/6 1.3/4 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.33 7.83 3.39 6.67 2.57 0.44


Due to the nature of live sports 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 the number one network in adults 18-49 while NBC was on top among total viewers.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. MasterChef garnered a 2.2 among adults 18-49, up 5%  from last week's 2.1.

On NBC. night two of the U.S. Olympic Trials swimming events earned a preliminary 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, though this number is likely to change in the final rating. America's Got Talent scored a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 7% from a 3.0 for its most recent Tuesday original episode on June 12. Love in the Wild, garnered  a1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 23% from last week's season low of 1.3 and matching the show's highest 18-49 rating since July 6, 2011

On the CW, The Catalina earned a0.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from  last week's 0.3.


Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, June 25, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.2/7 5.35
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials (Live) 1.9/7 6.95
CBS NCIS - R 1.1/4 7.92
ABC Last Man Standing - R 0.9/3 3.65
CW The Catalina 0.2/1 0.57
8:30 ABC Last Man Standing - R 0.9/3 3.46
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent 3.2/9 11.52
FOX MasterChef 2.2/6 5.32
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.0/3 6.44
ABC Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss (9-11PM)  - R 0.6/2 3.65
CW L.A. Complex - R 0.1/0 0.30
10:00 NBC Love In the Wild 1.6/5 5.03
CBS 48 Hours Mystery - R 1.0/3 5.66


Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.
  • 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," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • 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" (1.0/4). 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 0.3/3 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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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Nick

    The Olympic Trials seemed to kick off a strong evening for NBC. They can use all the good news they can get.

  • The Mike Factor

    Woohoo Love in the Wild!!

  • Joseph

    Except that NBC does a good enough job booking sporting events, I do not always like how they are managed but at least they invested in some eye catching events.

  • Mae

    0.1 and 300k viewers for a repeat of the LA Complex?

    Why is the CW even bothering? They need to replace those repeats with repeats of VD or SPN or really anything!

  • Lukas

    When ABC and CBS gives dates premieres season 2012/13?

  • lancelot48

    Wish I could enjoy America’s got talent. Maybe its because I dislike the Judges. I really like Britain’s Got Talent.


    i love the la complex but i dont know if two more weeks of repeats are gonna stay above a 0.0 like 0.1/0 .30m? Thats terrible

  • don

    howard stern is kicking butt ;)

  • KS


    With renewals and pick ups this season, CW made it very clear, that they don’t bother these ratings as much as others do.

  • Phil

    CW’s ratings are way worse than cable ones. Poor kids!

  • joss

    lol whats going on with NBC

  • rick

    Network tv in the summer doesn’t offer anything interesting until after 1135pm.

  • Fancy Pants

    NBC Will be on top this summer cause of the olympics

  • Vin

    A lot of people are considering boycotting america’s got talent tonight because Andrew got eliminated last night. I cant wait to see the ratings for tonight’s show.

  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    1.9 to a 3.2 to a 1.6 = The viewers know exactly what they want to watch on NBC.


  • Phil

    NBC rocking the ratings in the summer months!! I watched the Olympic trials and AGT last night! Both were awesome! Love in the Wild, meh, don’t really care about that show.

  • Ultima

    A lot of people are considering boycotting america’s got talent tonight because Andrew got eliminated last night. I cant wait to see the ratings for tonight’s show.

    I can’t wait to see your confusion when the ratings don’t drop.

  • Vin

    @Ultima, I love the show i’m just saying on the facebook page for AGT their are all sorts of petitions on the page. I hope it doesn’t drop, cause i like the show, but you don’t have to be mean about it!

  • Oliver

    Love In The Wild probably got a bump from the publicity over Jenny McCarthy’s Playboy cover.

  • John A

    CBS repeats just keep falling.

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