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.


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  • Tony ^_^

    FOX better enjoy the Hell’s Kitchen/MasterChef duo while it lasts because once the Fall season starts, they’ll be struggling on Mondays.

    I’m surprised that The Bachelorette is still doing well. The Glass House was a flop. Lol…

    CBS repeats are pulling in less-than-impressive ratings.

    Lulz at NBC. Without their precious reality shows (America’s Got Talent/The Voice), their ratings are not that good.

    I’m still waiting for the day a CW show gets a 0.0/0…

  • The End

    @Survivor Fan

    Ah ok. As much as I admire them for giving everyone a chance to compete. You reach a point where watching the same thing with new people gets boring and you want something different.

    They probably should of just done a Stage 1,2,3 for each area, and if anyone completes the final stage they get added to a leaderboard, the fastest person wins the grand prize and the top 5 people get to compete in Japan.

  • Oliver

    Bit odd that NBC put Fear Factor into an ultra-competitive timeslot.

  • carla

    I watched The Closer and Perception. And then DVRs of the always great POI. It is a highly satisfying way to pass the summer until September comes.

  • Oliver

    (and, yes, I do realise they’re burning it off, but it could still get half-decent ratings. Perhaps they’re trying to avoid a situation where they feel compelled to uncancel it.)

  • tj

    Of course Fear Factor was down. It had no promotion, I had to watch it on demand this morning and nbc and abc on demand have no fast foward option. This was a deliberate move by NBC so that it could justify cancelling one of thier few higher rated shows. They should have just layed a few ground rules after the donkey fiasco and kept the show. Don’t punish viewers who actually tuned in to your network. That speech is useless anyway my show is no more, but the no fast foward feature is smart. Some up coming NBC shows actually look interesting. Revolution and the animal dr comedy.

  • John A

    Why was Fear Factor Cancelled? 1.3 isnt that bad for NBC for the time of year.

  • SJ

    @John A

    It would appear that Fear Factor is one of those rare shows that gets high ratings but is cancelled because of a controversy, in this case, the donkey semen episode.

    As for ABC’s and CBS’s premiere dates, I don’t think we’ll wait for too long. The TCA Summer Tour is the first week of August so we’ll know by then at the latest.

    I’m guessing ABC’s entire Sunday line-up will start in mid-October to avoid repeats. I just wonder what is going to air in its place for the first 3-4 weeks of the season. Secret Millionaire and EM:WLE have decent ratings for the summer but a 1.5 is a disastrous rating for September…

  • Oliver

    I suspect Greenblatt wanted to reduce the amount of reality on NBC and the donkey semen episode provided him with a good excuse to scrap Fear Factor (he also axed WDYTYA and put The Biggest Loser on hiatus at the same time).

  • Andy

    I want the CBS schedule too!

  • RG-X

    I’m glad those that were eliminated last nite on HK & MC -especially the MC contestant —he was full of himself & had no respect for the judges comments – I thought he was going to break his own arm from patting himself on the back so much.

  • mindilee

    confused – why are people thinking that is good numbers for Glass House? it tied in demographic with a Five-0 repeat and may go down in final ratings?

  • John A

    I wasnt paying much attention to Fear Factor a few months ago but was it really a big deal about the donkey Semen thing?

  • Survivor Fan

    @ John A

    I do not think so, but apparently, NBC feels differently.

  • Survivor Fan

    Also, NBC should have shown the donkey semen episode back in January. With all of the controversy, I think that it could have pulled a 3.0+ rating.

  • Networkman

    I have to agree with those who are saying that Glass House is starting to get better. Unfortunatley, I think that the damage has already been done. But I must acknowledge that things are starting to heat up on the show. There is tension in the house and alliances are being formed. The past two episodes have been entertaining. I have to say that Joy has been great for the show.

  • joethehobo

    While my heart will always belong to Big Brother (which starts on Thursday!!!!) I have to say that Glass House is a great show, although different. I wish the ratings reflected that. I can only hope that the $250,000 grand prize and production costs are low enough to warrant a second season. I’m sure the show is incredibly cheap to produce, and I have to assume that setting up the house with all of the cameras was an investment they wouldn’t just get rid of after one season. I’m not stupid; I know the ratings are far from great. I just hope all of these factors are enough to get it renewed. And just because I have to [Go Stephanie and Erica!!]

  • Roger


    Why are you watching Fear Factor on NBC on demand???

    Have you ever heard of torrent sites???

    Just download any show you want for free and rewind it as much as you want! And all the commercials are cut out!

  • Rob

    Aside from True Blood, the summer TV season really sucks. My TV watching is down 50%. But I really enjoy American Ninja Warrior. Too bad it is not doing well. I think it is a great show for a niche audience. Maybe better on a cable channel. Excited for Big Brother to start on Thursday.

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