TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Bachelorette' Finale and 'After the Final Rose' Up; 'Big Brother' Down, 'Teen Choice Awards' Flat

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July 23rd, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.2/3 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/8 0.7/2 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.89 5.18 2.74 2.71 3.63


ABC was number one in adults 18-49  and among total viewers.

On ABC, The Bachelorette finale earned a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 7% for a 2.7 for last year's finale on Monday, August 1, 2011.  The Bachelorette: After The Final Rose scored a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 14% from a 2.8 for last year's post-mortem on August 1, 2011.

On CBS, Big Brother garnered a 1.9 among adults 18-49, down 17% from last week's 2.2.

On FOX, Teen Choice 2012 earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating matching last year's performance.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 25% from last week's 0.8.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 22, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 1.2/4 5.28
CBS 60 Minutes - R 1.0/4 7.28
NBC Dateline (7-9PM) 1.0/4 4.22
FOX The Simpsons - R 0.9/3 2.03
7:30 FOX Family Guy - R 1.2/4 2.58
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) Finale 3.0/9 8.58
CBS Big Brother 1.9/6 5.36
FOX Teen Choice 2012 (8-10PM) 1.1/3 2.96
9:00 CBS The Mentalist - R 0.9/2 3.88
NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) - R 0.8/2 3.04
10:00 ABC The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose 3.2/9 9.12
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.9/2 4.20

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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  • rob60990

    Wow I’m shocked The Bachelorette pulled a 3 and beat last years finale airing on a different night.

    Teen Choice Awards pathetic as usual.

  • Jon23812

    I think the reason why the Teens Choice Awards don’t get a lot of views, is because the nominees are mostly shows or movies aimed towards females, or singers/songs popular with females. The people who are in charge of the nominations should make the nominees appeal to both males and females equally, instead of mostly females.

  • Survivor Fan

    Bad for BB, especially with the Willie Hantz drama.

  • Survivor Fan

    up 14% from a 2.8 for last year’s post-mortem on August 1, 2011.

    What does that mean? What does after-death have to do with a TV show’s ratings? They had not canceled it?

  • frodo

    ABC dominates CBS as it should be always.

  • disney rocks

    I think ABC should consider moving The Bachlorette to always air Sundays next summer.

  • Ricky

    @Survivor Fan: I know, right? Now I hope CBS learns their lesson and disavows any and all connections with those Hantzes.

  • A.C.

    CBS deserves the bad ratings for trotting out this stinking MENTOR’s TWIST…it’s horrible.

    BRITTANY is a suppposed “Epic” player and brought back and she spends the whole episode orchestrating her entire team to turn on one of it’s members?
    It’s no wonder Willie flipped out when his own coach has turned against him instead of taking him under her wing and trying to work with him. It’s mainly Brittany’s fault he got ejected due to her nasty attitude and actively ostrasizing the man.

    I’m sick of Boogie and I’m sick of Dan throwing challenges when he has only one team member left. What a moron. Let’s get back to indidviual game playing!

  • Brody

    @A.C. – AMEN!!

  • Ricky

    @A.C. But you’re not sick of Janelle? What’s wrong with you?

    Although, Boogie truly is the worst. :( Yes, Dan needs to stop throwing challenges. And Britney isn’t really an “epic” player – although I personally consider her the smarter, spicier version of Jordan Lloyd. If I remember correctly, Hayden Moss was on the short list of potential mentors. Wish they’d brought him back instead, he was a better player.

  • Really

    the teen choice award suck…because of the nominees and looks who’s hosting….hahaha

  • Sha

    Hey the Olympics can’t get here fast enough!

  • Really

    another thing is…..everyone who deserved to win didn’t and who didn’t did.

  • DTV

    I was surprised that the ratings for BB14 were not higher. It got crazy towards the end. Willie head-butted an contestant and cursed out the whole house. I did think it was funny during the coaches challenge when Boogie thought he had won and like an idiot he jumps off the plank and is out of the game. I never understood why Britney was crying during the fight when she was the one kicking Willie to the curb.

  • K


    This is making “The Glass House” look better and better.

  • K


    Willie was one of the reasons to watch this season. Now that he is gone, all that is left are Brittany, Janelle. Boogie and Dan, all who appear to be “going through the motions” and really seem not to be interested in playing this time around, and the utterly forgettable, and dull to watch new players. Ian “dating” whoever that woman was, was utterly dull and lifeless.

  • Colin

    The Glass House is ALOT better than BB

  • taylor

    BB sucks this year. Not surprised ratings are down.

  • Mark Wilkins

    A very dull Sunday night, nothing but repeats and garbage.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    It’s sad how the kids choice awards, and the BET awards can pull much more viewers, and they don’t even need half of these good celebs to pull in good viewer #’s. Hence the fact that the kids choice, and the BET awards are on cable networks. Fox should just cancel the TCA’S.

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