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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

Scoreboard FOX ABC UNI NBC CBS CW
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

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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
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8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.2 4 4.179
CW The Batmobile -R 0.4 1 0.926
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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
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9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.2 3 4.670
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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
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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.

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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Definitions:

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.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • rob60990

    @Billy, the Monday CBS comedies have not repeated well in the summer in a couple of years. Heres what they did this time last year. 2.5 Men pulled a 1.6, HIMYM pulled a 1.2. It didn’t stop 2.5 Men from premiering huge and HIMYM having its most watched season. I think the main test for CBS Monday sitcoms will be how Partners does. If it flops, it could very well bring down the whole night. Also NBC will be competitive with The Voice this fall.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/19/monday-final-ratings-the-bachelorette-and-masterchef-adjusted-up-2/98436/

    The Big Bang Theory is in a class of its own. It pulls the same ratings as Modern Family in original episodes yet Modern Family repeated almost half of how BBT repeats

  • hubertwentland5

    @SJ
    HIMYM was, as you said, 4.x almost whole season. 2010-2011 season’s high was 3.9, and average – 3.4 (campared to 2011-2012 4.1 average and regular airing 4.7 high). so I guess the ratings increased. not because of kutcher. because of lifetime/FX syndication.

    CBS is repeating bad on mondays, I guess because these shows skew pretty young and young people have other things to do than seeing the same episode for #th time :)

  • Billy

    @First, CBS is different than every other network. They repeat all their shows in the summer, and if you look how they do in the summer relative to all the CBS shows the top shows repeat better.

    As to CBS Monday, there was a very simple reason for low ratings last summer for CBS Monday comedies. Men was in repeats all winter and spring and people were tired of the repeats. Men was the anchor and could not carry the other shows last summer. Also, the repeat numbers last summer were not that bad relative to the spring numbers that previous spring. If you remember, Men was in repeats and CBS sitcoms were in the mid 2′s that spring and it continued into the summer. This summer they are coming from the mid 3′s last spring and the numbers are lower than last summer. Also, don’t forget the reason CBS had a huge fall last fall was the huge Men numbers with the Ashton Kutcher hoopla. They will not have that huge surge this fall. These summer repeat numbers are a bad omen for CBS Mondays in the fall.

  • Billy

    @hubertwentland5

    You people are drinking the CBS Kool Aid. The reason CBS had a bad summer and good fall on Monday last year was the surge from 2 1/2 Men. Without Men this fall surging like it did these shows are on their own. The summer repeat numbers normally indicate for CBS how their shows will do in the fall. Last summer was a complete oddity because of the bad spring leading into the bad summer and the rejuvenation from Men in the fall. All those elements are missing now.

  • Billy

    Just to clarify my opinion here on CBS Monday :

    It was clearly the huge Ashton Kutcher-Two and a Half Men surge the first couple of months last fall that brought CBS Monday back to life. The viewers that left CBS Monday sitcoms the previous winter, spring and fall returned along with that huge 2 1/2 Men surge. There will be no 2 1/2 Men surge this fall, and Partners does not look nearly as promising as 2BG. Also, they now have to compete against the Voice. Last year NBC had The Sing Off on Mondays in the fall. CBS could have some big problem bringing viewers back on Mondays in the fall.

  • Oliver

    CBS is repeating bad on mondays, I guess because these shows skew pretty young and young people have other things to do than seeing the same episode for #th time

    The CBS multi-camera sitcoms skew really old (along with everything else on CBS) which is why they usually repeat very well.

    I think CBS Mondays will be heavily down this season. HIMYM will do well, but Partners looks dire (I think there’s a decent chance of it being pulled for RoE), 2BG isn’t proven as a tent-pole, and Mike & Molly is heavily lead-in dependent.

  • Billy

    @Oliver :

    “I think CBS Mondays will be heavily down this season. HIMYM will do well, but Partners looks dire (I think there’s a decent chance of it being pulled for RoE), 2BG isn’t proven as a tent-pole, and Mike & Molly is heavily lead-in dependent.”

    I cannot agree with this statement more. My exact sentiments of CBS Mondays this fall.

  • hubertwentland5

    You people forget one thing about CBS Monday. in 2010-2011 the only hit they had was TAAHM. without it other comedies struggled. but now the net has more hits: 2BG and HIMYM, which suddenly grew last fall. so CBS can afford moving their old anchor. of course ratings will be down, but only because of the Voice, not the lack of TAAHM.
    oh, and it all depends on if the net can find a decent show to fill 8:30 slot.
    if the average night will score an average of 3.5, CBS will be happy.

  • hubertwentland5

    You people forget one thing about CBS Monday. in 2010-2011 the only hit they had was TAAHM. without it other comedies struggled. but now the net has more hits: 2BG and HIMYM, which suddenly grew last fall. so CBS can afford moving their old anchor. of course ratings will be down, but only because of the Voice, not the lack of TAAHM.
    oh, and it all depends on if the net can find a decent show to fill 8:30 slot.
    if the average night will score an average of 3.5, CBS will be happy. it will be down compared to last year, but still way better than any other comedy block in tv.

  • hubertwentland5

    @ Oliver
    I meant there are a lot of young people watching CBS Monday during season, but they quit the repeats (look, the old viewers are still in. everything over 4 million.)

  • Billy

    @hubertwentland5

    A 3.5 on Monday nights for CBS is absolutely no big deal. This network usually averages well into the 4′s on Monday except in the spring. A 3.5 on Mondays next fall for CBS would be a big disappointment.

  • hubertwentland5

    Billy
    Well, we all know none of Partners, M&M and H5-0 will rate over 4.0, and if HIMYM and 2BG manage to do it, it still will be only low 4′s against the Voice. so again: the average of 3.5 (i did include H5-0 before) will still be better than most nights on tv.

  • Billy

    @hubertwentland5

    I apologize for not making myself clearer. I meant the sitcoms should be in the 4′s. When you factor in H50 the night could be in the 3′s. What I meant was a 3.5 for the sitcoms would be dissapointing.

  • hubertwentland5

    @Billy
    yeah, that would be a disappointment :)
    however the comedy block will do this fall, it will be on top again someday. the block is really old, I believe it exists with no breaks since I Love Lucy, and had a lot of ups and downs.

  • CarShark

    Count me among those wondering why NBC cancelled one of its highest rated shows while renewing most of their low-rated single-camera comedies.

  • Oliver

    NBC’s low-rated single-camera comedies (Community, Parks & Recreation) are within a single season of hitting syndication where they will make a lot of money.

    30 Rock gets a final season because shows are more valuable with a definitive conclusion, and they don’t want to annoy Tina Fey or Lorne Michaels. SNL is very valuable to NBC.

  • hubertwentland5

    o.o

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