TV Ratings Monday:’The Bachelorette’ Wins the Night, ‘MasterChef’ Rises; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Falls, ‘Fear Factor’ Returns Down

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.0/6 1.3/4 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.8/6 1.4/5 0.7/2 0.8/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.85 6.45 3.60 4.91 3.36 0.51

FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 while ABC won the night among total viewers.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance. MasterChef garnered a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49, up 4% from last week’s 2.3 rating among adults 18-49.

On ABC The Bachelorette earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with  last week and ranking as the night’s top program in adults 18-49. The Glass House earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 10% from last week’s 1.0, but it will in all likelihood be adjusted because The Bachelorette ran over by about 4 minutes.

On NBC  Fear Factor scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 13% from a 1.5 for its last original episode on February 12.. American Ninja Warrior scored a series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 26% from a 1.9 for the show’s last original episode on June 24 at 10PM.


Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday July 9, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 2.5/7 8.01
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.4/8 5.90
NBC Fear Factor 1.3/4 3.99
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.2/4 4.02
CW Breaking Pointe – R 0.2/1 0.60
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.3/4 4.44
9:00 FOX MasterChef 2.4/7 5.80
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.4/4 3.90
CBS Two and a Half Men – R 1.3/4 5.02
CW Remodeled – R 0.2/1 0.42
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.2/3 4.73
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 – R 1.1/3 5.63
ABC The Glass House 1.1/3 3.33
NBC Grimm – R 0.6/2 2.19

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; 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,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 0.8/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) 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” (0.4/2 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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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