TV Ratings Monday: Olympics Down, 'Bachelor Pad' Hits a Series Low, 'Glass House' Flat

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August 7th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 8.1/22 1.5/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 6.5/20 1.6/5 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 25.99 3.83 2.71 3.62 2.80 0.57


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

On NBC. night 10 of the XXX Olympics scored a 8.1 18-49 rating from 8-11PM,  down 24% from last Monday's 10.6 final rating (8-11:23PM), and down 2% from  a 8.3 fast national for the same time period for night 10 of the Beijing Olympics on August 18, 2008.

On ABC, Bachelor Pad earned a series-low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating , down  9% from last week's 1.1.  The Glass House also matched last week's series low 0.6. adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday August 6, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC XXX Olympics (8-11PM) 8.1/22 25.99
FOX Hell's Kitchen- R 1.1/3 2.77
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) 1.0/3 3.38
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.0/3 3.31
CW Perez Hilton All Access - R  0.3/1  0.67
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.0/3 3.60
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.2/3 3.87
FOX Hell's Kitchen- R 1.1/3 2.65
CW Remodeled - R  0.2/1  0.47
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.1/3 3.83
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 0.8/2 3.56
ABC The Glass House 0.6/2 1.64

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


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

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  • Jeff (Canada)

    Wow, not even 2 million viewers for The Glass House. I bet ABC is glad there’s only 2 more episodes left.

  • ABCFanatic2012

    poor BachelorPad :(

  • Ron

    Not surprised olympics are dropping. They are holding all the medal events until after 1030 eastern with mostly trials and volleyball airing in the 8-10 period

  • Oliver

    How long until The Glass House ends?

  • tv_viewer

    The Glass House is scheduled to air its 10th and final episode on August 20, 2012.

  • DW

    22 share. bad numbers. it will be gone by monday. :)

  • Steel

    I’m glad to see Aliya Mustafina won gold yesterday. Her diva-ness and memorizing eyes are fun to watch.

  • K

    Repeat of HK is doing well

  • Max

    When is the end of the Olympics? I hate all this coverage.

  • Brad

    I bet NBC has enjoyed these past few weeks with the Olympics ranging from 25-35 million viewers a night. NBC will be sad once they are gone and their programming comes back on. Hopefully these new NBC fall shows will do well.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I had a question about how advertisers regard a network’s inflated numbers due to big events like the Olympics. Let’s say NBC is shopping around for advertisers, and they show them their yearly average ratings for 2012. With the Olympics factored in, it looks like they’re doing pretty well. But without the Olympics it would show they’re in dead last. Wouldn’t advertisers want to see the non-Olympic numbers, since they know the Olympics won’t be on TV for another 4 years? If that’s the case, then what’s the long-term point of getting those huge numbers in the first place?

  • RG-X

    GRIMM -really? — Overkill on the promos – I’m going to have nightmares tonite— thanks!

  • RG-X

    Olympics was boring – swimming & Gymnastics pretty much gone? _ I think they should spread those events out – Volley ball = boring Zzzzzz

    Looking forward to the Olympics ending now…

    Bring back New episodes of Gordon Ramsey – Summer is not over!

  • Joseph

    @Jeff (Canada)
    NBC is getting great numbers due to the Olympics this helps them in a few ways ,
    1st , it makes it easier for NBC to try and get higher rates at the next Olympics.
    2nd , they can try and get higher rates with their fall scatter based on the extra exposure they gave their fall season during this event. They would use the Super Bowl as a similar example since they used it as a launch of The Voice, and Smash.

  • Nadine

    @Max yeah I hate the coverage too. BUT…I really enjoyed watching the Argentina/USA basketball in real time on the computer. It had NO commentary and hardly any ads, and the few ads were over in half a minute. It was bliss. Kinda wish Argentina had won, tho. Gotta love ’em.

  • Dennis

    Wow Creppy Grimm Background :)
    …although great advertising, just ordered season 1 on dvd :)

    Roll on next mondays season 2 premiere ..

    I predict 7-8 million viewers and a 2.6 in the demo for S02xE01

  • RG-X

    So starting Next week Gordon Ramsey will have 3 different shows over the coarse of 2 nites on Fox roughly over the next 5 weeks:

    MONDAYS: Hotel Hell & Hell’s Kitchen
    TUESDAYS: Hotel Hell & MasterChef

    Hahaha = only Fox could pull this off.

  • Jon23812

    @Max, The Olympics end August 12th.

  • Petar


    Gymnastics is still there. Today was final day with 4 big finals 2 for women and 2 for man! What a show, what a drama for team USA! Best drama from the begining. Both ways sad and happy! First Gabby Douglas fell bad than BIG SCANDAL when judges try to still Raisman medal see here:


    Than again big time drama captain of team USA Jordyn Wieber fall bad and than again Aly Raisman save USA and win the GOLD! In the end one romanian girl was playing for the gold but fell in last jump and the show finish wih drama.

  • hubertwentland5

    2BG was top non olympic program? nice.

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