TV Ratings Monday: 'Bachelorette', 'MasterChef' and 'Glass House' Up; 'America's Got Talent' Dips

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July 3rd, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 2.3/7 2.1/6 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.8/6 1.7/6 1.4/5 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.709 5.594 6.037 3.356 4.221 0.542


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 was the number one network in adults 18-49 and among total viewers.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, flat with last week. MasterChef garnered a 2.3 rating, up a tenth from last week's 2.2 rating among adults 18-49.

On NBC  the U.S. Olympic Trials swimming event earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. America's Got Talent scored a 2.9 rating, down a tick from from last week's 3.0 rating.

On ABC The Bachelorette earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, up two tenths from  last week's 2.3 rating. The Glass House earned a 1.2 rating, up a tenth from last week's 1.1 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday July 2, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The Bachelorette (8-10 PM) 2.5 8 7.395
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.4 8 5.753
NBC US Olympic Trials - Swimming 1.8 6 7.826
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.1 4 3.710
CW Breaking Pointe -R 0.2 1 0.720
8:30 PM NBC America's Got Talent (8:30-11 PM) 2.9 8 10.194
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.0 3 3.705
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.3 6 5.435
CBS Two And A Half Men -R 1.0 3 4.418
CW 90210 -R 0.1 0 0.364
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 0.8 2 3.970
10:00PM ABC The Glass House 1.2 3 3.322
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.9 2 4.762


Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night (with Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and Columbus delayed):

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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.

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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.

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  • RG-X

    I’m curious – Hell’s Kitchen has broken format – their was no dinner segment & they didn’t get to have an elimination round. This is the second time they broke format – are they trying to stretch the season?

    b/c of Olympics? To run with Hotel Hell? just curious if anyone knows?

  • RG-X

    CW – the “Crumble Weed” network.

  • RG-X

    The CW would get more viewers to watch their network if they actually had images of tumble weed just continously roll across their screen.

  • Nick

    The Bachelorette, Hell’s Kitchen, and AGT are the best rated shows on their own networks. It’s understandable that CBS’s repeat comedy block would suffer. Maybe it would help if they switched it up, putting 2BG and 2.5 Men in their fall slots.

  • rob60990

    CBS is going to be so vulnerable Mondays this fall. I hope that Dancing show CBS was making fun of crushes their unfunny, unwatchable comedies. :D

  • Nick

    Hell’s Kitchen had to spread out the episodes because it’s on two nights a week now. It has a bigger episode order.

  • Baqinardo

    I read that AGT got both 3.1 for 9-10 and 10-11 pm.
    So, it’s up vs last week.

  • Baqinardo
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @BAQ, indeed both the 9 and 10p hours drew a 3.1, but the 8:30p half hour of AGT only drew a 2.2, so…

    Even NBC counted it that way, here’s their blurb:

    • From 8:30-11 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (2.9/9 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 results of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures on a night that included ABC’s “Bachelorette” (2.5/8 in 18-49) and “Glass House” (1.2/3) and Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.4/8) and “MasterChef” (2.3/6). “Talent” won its competitive time period among ABC, CBS NBC and Fox in 18-49, total viewers and other key categories.

  • Baqinardo

    Oh, ok then if NBC counted it that way.
    I just wanted to know how the real live show did.

  • SJ


    Hell’s Kitchen started about a month earlier this year than last so yeah, they’re stretching it out a bit so that it can
    a) give Fox better ratings throughout the summer and
    b) support Hotel Hell when it comes on.

  • Two

    “This is the second time they broke format – are they trying to stretch the season?”

    There is a double elimination in the next episode. They’ve done this in just about every season. It’s nothing new.

    “Hell’s Kitchen had to spread out the episodes because it’s on two nights a week now. It has a bigger episode order.”

    Wrong. It’s no longer than the past few seasons of about 15 episodes.

  • Bubu

    wrong. this season has 20 episodes.

  • Ultima

    Wrong. It’s no longer than the past few seasons of about 15 episodes.

    According to Futon Critic, FOX has it scheduled for 20 episodes…


  • CrimTV

    @Disney Rocks

    Is it funny for you to see The CW to fail? I’m sure if you owned a network you wouldn’t want people making fun of it’s not very good ratings. I’m tired of people wanting shows to fail and laughing at them when they do, it’s a repeat, get over it! This doesn’t mean 90210 will be cancelled cause it got a 0.1/0 in 18-49 for a REPEAT! Some of us are fans of these shows and you people moan when we make fun of your shows

  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    Boring night minus the reality shows.

    Ouch for The Glass House.

  • cimmer

    Go MasterChef! I was hoping those numbers would go up as the field narrowed. I’m pulling for it to pass Hell’s Kitchen in the coming weeks.

  • Smith

    Glass House will be adjusted down to the overrun.

  • Mark

    Even though the Glass House is up this week, the show will really take a hit once BB starts.

  • hubertwentland5

    Wow, himym was the highest rated repeat *.*

    CBS is doing good. some kind of free money. though I don’t understand why they give up on summer, they could rule it, like the rest of the year.

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