TV Ratings Monday: 'Bachelor Pad' Premiere Down, 'MasterChef', 'American Ninja Warrior' Up,'Glass House' Matches Low

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July 24th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.39 4.63 3.56 3.89 5.14 0.59


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

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. MasterChef scored a 2.7 among adults 18-49, rising 4% from last week's 2.6.

On ABC, the season 3 premiere of Bachelor Pad scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating , down 36% from a 2.2 for the season 2 premiere on August  8, 2011.  The Glass House matched its season-low 0.8 among adults 18-49, equaling last week's performance.

On NBC , the two hour finale of  American Ninja Warrior earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 11% from last week's 1.7.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday July 23, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.6/8 6.33
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) Season Premiere 1.4/4 4.68
NBC Fear Factor - R 1.3/4 4.06
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/3 4.12
CW 90210 - R 0.3/1 0.69
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.3/4 4.61
9:00 FOX MasterChef 2.7/7 6.45
NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-11PM)- Season Finale 2.0/5 4.91
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.6/4 5.76
CW Remodeled - R 0.2/1 0.48
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.4/4 5.25
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.1/3 5.57
ABC The Glass House 0.8/2 2.28

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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  • rob60990

    The Glass House adjusted down to a .8 last week so its even with last week for now. Bachelor Pad did awful. Thats a series low.

  • John A

    HK and Masterchef doing great for Fox. LMAO at Glass House. And it will adjust down.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    A Fear Factor RERUN did a 1.3??? Wow.

  • Billy

    CBS is making a huge mistake moving Two and a Half Men to Thursday. It is still the # 1 show for them on Monday. It may help Thursdays but Mondays will really suffer without it.

  • Billy

    Maybe FOX should consider putting Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef on in the fall. Those shows are doing better than anything they’ll have on Mondays in the fall.

  • Nick

    How long is NBC going to show reruns of Fear Factor? I missed a couple episodes and I wouldn’t mind catching them.

  • tv_viewer

    For the previous 3 weeks, ABC started The Glass House at 10:04 pm instead of 10:01 pm probably because they could charge advertisers more for The Bachelorette than for The Glass House. Yesterday ABC actually started The Glass House at the “usual” time of 10:01 pm. ABC should have known that this Monday’s ratings won’t improve from last Monday’s ratings.

  • Juan

    MasterChef is awesome, I really loved it last night but was totally rooting for Stacey, the next person to go should really be David for its finale it’s totally going over a 3

  • Steve-A

    Yea. NBC may want to consider canceling FF. that’s pretty good for a summer rerun.

  • RJ


    It went over a 3.0 demo for its finale last year, so I’m sure it can do the same this year. How David got this far is a shock to me (and many Twitter users).

  • RJ

    EDIT: Never mind, it was a 2.8 in prelims. I must have remembered it going to a 3.0 in the last half hour.

  • K


    I was really hoping that Ryan would make it back, though some chefs may have hoped that he was the one coming back instead of Josh. Maybe there is something to David Martinez that has not been seen yet. If you’ve watched the last 2 seasons when Chef Ramsey called a chef by their full name, they went far, Season 1 David Miller, and Season 2 Ben Star could attest to that.

  • Jon


    Then they give up their summer success. Besides, how well would they do up against Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, and CBS’s comedy block?

    Though I do believe they are doing another round of HK during the winter.

  • Brody

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Glass House adjusted down again.

  • Kissan

    Not on related topic but just wanted to tell al of you that Wednesdays on ABC The Neighbors and Suburgatory switched spots.

    It’s now like this:

    8:00-The Middle

    8:30-The Neighbors

    9:00-Modern Family



  • Monkey Man

    Did expect Glass house to fall

  • Nick

    Yay for Masterchef and HK domination!

  • Samunto

    It’s suprising CBS shows are repeating so badly this summer.

  • Riff Rafferty

    ABC The Glass House 0.8/2 2.28

    I know CBS is highly skilled in the art of litigation, but I still don’t understand why they tried to sue this show off television. Isn’t sitting back and laughing at these ratings much more gratifying? Because it is for me!

    And whoever came up with that “Dancing on the Stars” press release, CBS ought to think about hiring them on the writing staff of “Partners.” That show could use some funny. Or it doesn’t have to be “Partners.” It could be, you know, “Hawaii Five-0″ or something. I mean, they’d be perfect for “Hawaii Five-0.” It’s been dancing on Jack Lord’s grave for two years now.

  • Robert

    I get a vibe that “Ryan” is a plant, meaning…he has an agent who got him on the show. But this season of Masterchef has been great other than that.


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