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

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July 10th, 2012

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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  • Lukas

    wow, GO FOX!

  • Alan

    Surprised that HK & Masterchef had basically the same 18-49 rating as Bachelorette but 3 million less viewers. Does that means Bachelorette skews older or what? Wouldnt have thought! OR maybe it’s popular with Grannies.

  • Barbarossa

    Glad to see MC doing so well this year.

  • John A

    LMAO Remodelled beat a 90210 repeat.

  • USAmerica1st

    Bachelorette is working because Emily is stunning eye candy, in an Elisabeth Shue-kinda way: DVR worthy now, going live for the finale.

  • Andy

    YES! Glass House up again! Love this show.

  • The End

    I can see why American Ninja Warrior is dropping. It’s the same stuff, just different areas of the US of A.

    Basically, every episode is new contestants running the same course, over and over again.

    Season 4 needs to be shorter.

  • Survivor Fan

    OUCH at American Ninja Warrior. It will certainly be back on G4, but will NBC still want it next year? I know that a 1.4 is not that awful (they renewed Love in the Wild last year), and I also know that this may just be a fluke. We will need to see next week.

  • rob60990

    Fear Factor? I thought that mess was over.

    Excellent ratings for The Bachelorette.

    “YES! Glass House up again! Love this show.”

    Guess you missed last week’s finals where it adjusted down 2 tenths to a series low. Oh well, enjoy it for another 5 hours because it will certainly adjust down. What a massive flop.

  • K

    I agree, GH is starting to get good, now. I don’t much care for Ashley even though she said she has had hard times the past few years.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ The End

    This is Season 4 of ANW. Anyway, Season 3 was much better, as they only had one qualifier and regional final. Then, the Top 15 competed in an elimination contest (that was great). From there, the Top 10 actually went to Japan to try the real thing.

  • K

    MasterChef and Hells Kitchen work, because they are entertaining without the need for people jumping into bed with each other, though I’m kind of disappointed about the chefs that were eliminated on both shows last night.

  • Survivor Fan


    They are just burning off all of the non- donkey semen episodes that have yet to air. After all, Fear Factor was NBC’s #3 entertainment program last year, behind The Voice and The Office. The only reason that it was canceled was that one stunt.

  • Andy

    FOX did great too.

  • Bee

    when the heck are ABC and CBS gonna release their premiere dates!? all 5 networks released their dates by like july 6th last year.

  • rob60990

    ABC is already 2 weeks later than last year announcing their premiere dates. Ridiculous.

  • Roswell

    @ John A remodeled will adjust down

  • disney rocks

    Remodeled did better than I though, hopefully it adjusts down

  • cc

    Yay for the Gordon Ramsey shows.

    Ha, cbs reruns beat nbc in viewers, and nearly in demo. Woulda been nice to know Grimm was being repeated.

    I like Broke Girls, but still don’t see it as a an anchor for Monday night.

  • Nadine

    Can’t wait to see the Monday cable numbers to see how Closer and Perception did.

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