TV Ratings Monday: 'Hell's Kitchen', 'MasterChef', 'American Ninja Warrior', and 'Fear Factor' Rise, While 'The Bachelorette' Hits New Low

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July 17th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.8/5 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.1/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.4/5 1.5/5 1.1/4 0.7/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.266 5.649 3.915 3.764 4.870 0.708


FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.6, up a tenth from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. MasterChef was also up a tenth from last week's 2.5, earning a 2.6 among adults 18-49.

On ABC The Bachelorette earned a non-holiday season low 2.2, down three tenths from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Glass House tied last week's season low 1.0 rating.

On NBC  Fear Factor scored a 1.5 rating, up a tenth from last week's 1.4 rating. American Ninja Warrior was up three tenths, earning a 1.7 after last week's series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Batmobile special earned a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.

CBS was all Repeats for the evening.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday July 16, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.6 8 6.228
ABC The Bachelorette: Men Tell All (8-10 PM) 2.2 6
NBC Fear Factor 1.5 5 4.206
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.1 4 4.068
CW The Batmobile 0.4 1 1.151
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.2 4 4.179
CW The Batmobile -R 0.4 1 0.926
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.6 7 6.305
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.7 5 4.455
CBS Two And A Half Men -R 1.2 3 5.023
CW Remodeled -R 0.2 0 0.378
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.2 3 4.670
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.1 3 5.641
ABC The Glass House 1.0 3 2.784
NBC Grimm -R 0.8 2 2.631

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; 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).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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  • Billy


    True, but those equal sitcoms numbers were all way down from the fall numbers. CBS Monday sitcoms started falling in the winter and fell greatly in the spring. Now we are seeing really bad summer repeat numbers. These sitcom repeat numbers are very un-CBS-like. CBS sitcoms usually repeat well. These sitcoms are on the wrong trajectory since about last November.

  • disney rocks

    Is The Cw inflated?

  • Ultima

    Interesting that Point of Interest is on after NCIS LA…I wonder if Vegas bombs they will move POI there.

    Doubtful. Why would they move Person of Interest away from it’s huge lead-in because another show bombed? CBS has two hour-longs on its bench if that happens.

    They have to air something on Tuesday nights in the summer, might as well get more airtime for your freshman drama…

  • Ultima

    @disney rocks
    Is The Cw inflated?

    No, the Batmobile is really that awesome.

  • disney rocks

    It feels weird seeing The Cw that high.

    When is Sunday cable coming out?

  • Ultima

    CBS Monday sitcoms started falling in the winter and fell greatly in the spring.

    They did the exact same thing the previous year, and then How I Met Your Mother came back up 20% year-to-year for its highest rated season. You can argue that Two and a Half Men had a larger than normal impact on the spring 2011 and fall 2011 ratings, but large fall to spring declines have been the norm.

    I think it’s way too early to start being worried about the performance of CBS’ sitcoms.

  • sabreism

    NBC will always be in 4th with the decisions they make cancelling Fear Factor when its doing fine,kill Deal or no Deal by showing it numerous times in a week,not to air final episodes of shows like Last Comic Standing,or put good shows in a killer time slot .

  • Ultima

    put good shows in a killer time slot

    Obviously, they should be putting their good shows on Saturday, where there’s no competition!

  • cc

    Not a fan of the show, but was FF even advertised? Again, I saw no promos for Grimm being on either. NBC just putting on anything to fill an hour now?

    Yay for Master Chef, though I didn’t like who went home last night.

  • hubertwentland5

    no, such a crossover isn’t in development, not that I heard about it. but I’m sure we will have one sometime in the future. and the post-SB slot is perfect to air it :)

  • ragincajun

    I think it’s way too early to start being worried about the performance of CBS’ sitcoms.

    Exactly! I have no doubt that CBS’ Monday ratings will initially be down quite a bit from last fall’s abnormally high numbers for the return of 2.5 Men with Kutcher. Hell, I personally think one of the reasons that CBS moved 2.5 Men to Thursday is because there would be no way they could spin the numbers even if it stayed on Monday as it would be likely the season premiere night numbers could be down as much as 50-60%. However, the key will be how the Monday comedies settle in the fall. If they could average around a 3.0 in the demo, CBS will be happy. Then, they could use the Super Bowl to turn the night around by giving Two Broke Girls the post-SB timeslot. CBS could copy Friends by making it a star-studded three-part event where the first two-parts would air after the Super Bowl and the concluding third part would air the following night in its regularly scheduled timeslot. If successful, CBS could be back to last fall’s numbers by February sweeps.

  • Ultima

    Not a fan of the show, but was FF even advertised?

    Why would a network spend money promoting a show that’s already been canceled and is being burned off?

    Again, I saw no promos for Grimm being on either. NBC just putting on anything to fill an hour now?

    Grimm is airing in its new (albeit non-permanent) timeslot. Between the decent lead-ins its had as well as the Olympics to promote it prior to the new episodes starting, there’s little need for a massive ad campaign for it right now.

  • SJ


    HIMYM had, with the exception of the first few Ashton Kutcher-inflated weeks (he inflated the whole comedy block!) pretty much the same ratings (4.x) all the way through February sweeps. It’s only in March and April, when CBS makes gigantic breaks between episodes, that the ratings fell. That happens, as Ultima pointed out, every single year. The repeats do seem to be a bit on the low side this summer, but I don’t think that should be cause for concern.

  • rob60990

    You cant tell how a show will do in originals based on rerun ratings. With cable and other networks offering original programming why watch reruns? I dont recall CBS comedy repeats doing so hot last summer.

  • cc


    I was just making an observation that it woulda been nice for people that like those shows that might like to see them again if they knew they were on. If I knew Grimm was on, I woulda rewatched it again.

    Not that nbc needs viewers. They’re putting all their eggs in the Olympic basket.

  • Networkman

    The Glass House is still not seeing any rise and The Bachelorette is soon to be over. The one positive note for ABC is that the show has potential. Everyone should remember how mediocre Big Brother was as well during its first season. It was really lame and boring. I do believe it was important to get the viewers out of the decision making when it cawme down to who was being voted out of the house. Because viewers didn’t want “villians” and having a group of agreeable friends created dull TV.

  • Billy


    That is totally wrong. CBS relies on summer repeats to promote their shows for the fall. Monday sitcoms always repeated better than this. Do you really think The Big Bang Theory’s gaudy Thursday summer repeat numbers are not telling us how it will do in the fall ? How about NBC sitcoms with their awful repeat numbers. Don’t you think that will tell us how bad those sitcoms will do in the fall ? How about NCIS ? That show has big total viewers in summer repeats that tell us it will put up big viewers in the fall. Summer repeat numbers indicate a lot for CBS.

  • Roger

    NBC is a losers network.

    It is run by losers and they make loser decisions.

    The canceling of Fear Factor, kicking out Jay Leno when he was #1, etc.

    The network is irrelevant and a complete embarrassment.

  • Gary A

    @ Billy,
    One thing that nobody else has mentioned is that for a few of the CBS comedies last night it was the third showing!

  • Billy

    @Gary A

    Both Big Bang Theory episodes last Thursday were third showings, and they got a 2.3 and a 2.8.

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