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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  • Tony

    1.1 for an award show? Why do they even bother? Even a repeat of AFV at 7PM gets higher numbers. What a joke.

  • Rob

    Agree on BB.. I do not like the mentor thing AT ALL. It would of been more entertaining if they brought Rachel back to mentor. Rachel and Brit would be at it none stop. Willie is gone? DVR’d last night and have not watched yet. Eviction is not until Thursday.

  • Kissan

    It’s very embarrasing that the TCA’s can only get 2.96 million viewers on FOX which is a popular network. But the Kids Choice Awards is on a cable network which is Nick and they can get 7 million viewers. The TCA’s had soooo much recognizable people: Twilight, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and Carly Rae Jepsen and the KCA’s doesn’t even have no good people. That’s how you know the KCA’s are better than the TCA’s. I mean, put all those people from the TCA’s at the KCA’s and put the KCA’s on FOX and they would’ve probably gotten as much viewers as The Bachelorette.

  • Melanie

    Wow, Willie really lost it last night on BB! That was indeed a hot mess. Wonder when the coaches will enter the game as players? Dumb of Boogie to step off the beam before hitting the buzzer, his ego has gotten in the way. Now with the Olympics about to start this weekend, I bet alot of these other shows not on the NBC station will take some huge hits ratings wise.

  • Melanie

    I forgot to add that I know some don’t care for the coaching twist but I think it is ok. However, I want the other players to win the game on their own and not be too influenced by their coaches and that was the point Willie made last week. (Only thing I agree with him on, lol). I thought last season had the worst (new) players because they were all riding the coattails of Jeff, Rachel, Jordan and Brendan from week to week and none of them could really stand out on their own and play their own game. I think this season, a few of them are a little bit stronger and can make it to the end.

  • bluone

    Big brother needs to get rid of this horrible coach “twist’ !! They’re ruining the show by bringing back old houseguests !!


    big brother is like my vacum cleaner. You turn it on, and right away, IT’S SUCKS.

  • Janet

    I hope Big Brother will go back to the original format of new players competing for themselves. Bringing back former players is getting a little tired for me.
    I still think BB had more excitement than The Bachelorette , though. I think The Bachelorette had such high ratings because viewers were promised ” the most shocking finale ever “. I watched and kept waiting for the “real ” shocker. It never came. What a letdown !!

  • JohnnyRico

    Melanie what exactly were the new players supposed to do last season. The first few hoh’s were recycled comps that veteran players won on their initial season. Should they have rallied against the veterans when they were winning all the hoh challenges? Porsche played a pretty flawless if boring game last year. Given the way everything was set up getting 2nd place was as good as a newbie ever had a chance of doing.

  • ABCFanatic2012

    Yeah Sean of the Bachelorette <3

  • Networkman

    @A.C., the mentors twist had potential but the group of mentors they chose are horrible. Why didn’t Dan confront Boogie about throwing him under the bus? He should have found a way to work with Britney and Janelle to make sure Frank went out of the house. Secondly, instead of Britney being upset with Willie for standing up for himself she should of defended him and confronted Janelle about her team’s alliance switching over to boogie. That is what Willie meant about the entire house being a bunch of wimps. Frank tried to assassinate Willie’s character by saying that he was homophobic and making gay slurs and is a bullie. When the heat got hot in the kitchen all of Willie’s team ran out like punks.

    And then trying to control people to not even talk to him is just cruel. So even if he was to win Veto he would stay in the house with no human interaction because he is so “contagious” and no one wants to be targeted. These people are weak minded. The way they were hugging each other, over exaggerating because Joe got head butted, it was pathetic. I was going to still try and watch Big Brother while the Olympics were on but I’m through. I can’t stand the producers of this show.

  • Networkman

    I feel The Bachelorette did slightly better because people were really rooting for Emily to find true love.

  • James D.

    Bachelorette: The “Bachelor” franchise as a whole probably had the first title character to root for in at least two years with Emily Maynard, hence the ratings growth. The Alphabet took a bit of a risk by airing the finale against BB, but it worked.

    BB: Keep in mind that the show tends to have 87 twists a season, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the coaches are given the option to enter the game as players down the line, especially if ratings remain stagnant. Honestly, I got bored with this season two episodes in — the “coaches” gimmick doesn’t work for me. May check it out again post-Olympics.

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