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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  • Ultima

    I don’t understand why they give up on summer

    Their “alternative programming” department is very subpar. Outside of the bizarrely successful Undercover Boss, they haven’t had any success launching a new reality show in over a decade.

    They’ll do better once Big Brother is on three times a week, but for the most part, repeats do as well as whatever original crap they put out, so why bother?

  • Ji (g)

    Actually the hype on AGT is way more than the actual talent.

  • Oliver

    Undercover Boss success isn’t that bizarre. CBS launched it off the Super Bowl and it was based on a successful British format (which was inspired by another successful British format called Back to the Floor, which was an adaptation of a successful Canadian format).

  • Nick

    Hell’s Kitchen is a fantastic reality show, it really is, but god, it’s nowhere near the 3.0+ ratings it used to be at. Kind of sad seeing it pull under a 2.5 nowadays.

  • sebacon

    this happen to CBS because they dont have idea what to do…to manz people are upset

  • The Mike Factor

    Worried for Glass House. It will surely adjust down, but it is so amazing! It has improved exponentially since the first episode. I hope ABC tweaks some things and renews it

  • rob60990
  • Joseph

    Except , Hells Kitchen & Hell Inn, are both require that the persons being helped are inept , which is why 9 out of 10 of those restaurants helped are now out of business.
    Master Chef does not show them as being inept as much as out of their element at times , though the cast should be a little more careful about what they say on camera.

  • Joseph

    ABC has advantage because they are doing a decent amount of fresh programming over the summer, for CBS to compete it would need to be very aggressive.
    CBS programming only goes from the End of September through Mid May, if they want to compete during the summer they need to add no less then 24 hrs of new reality / series content each week, and I would even do 2 new magazine format shows for the summer audience.

  • Bumfuzzled

    AGT- I am a Stern fan but he’s trying too hard to fix everyone’s act. He’s sounding like a know it all and is not coming off well.

  • Jayme

    In terms of the Glass House while i can respect and understand Jefferys stance i don’t want this to turn into a if your not with us your aginst us agenda if it does i will not be watching any more.

  • Jon

    I seriously think CBS or ABC shoud pic up the 3rd season of Canadian drama, The Lisener, for the remainder of the summer. The show is pulling in the best numbers, its ever had in Canada, to date. If the numbers were to be equivalent with the population in the U.S., the show would be averaging over 10 or 11 milion a week, south of the border, throughout the summer. The show is very well written too.

  • Jon

    that would be…. pick up the 3rd season of the Canadian drama, The Listener. It would help If I proof read my posting.

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