Outside of 8-9p, last night’s ratings are pretty scrambled due to President Obama’s address. First is scrambling because of the nature of live coast-to-coast telecasts on the fast national ratings, and secondly the speech caused delays and shifts to normal programming.

The 8pm and  10-11 time period ratings should be pretty accurate, but particularly for ABC (who had the night’s only original programming from 9:30 to 11p) the numbers are still  a bit scrambled because the 10pm hour is part The Bachelorette and part Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. To that end, half hour numbers are listed beginning with 9pm (the 8pm one hour shows aren’t broken out into half hour ratings). The final numbers with unscrambled program ratings will be available late this afternoon. They’ll be here once available.

Hell’s Kitchen was steady versus last week’s premiere with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating from 8-9pm.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, July 25, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette 2.3/7 7.88
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.5/8 5.79
NBC America’s Got Talent (R) 1.3/4 5.43
CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 1.1/4 4.06
CW Gossip Girl  (R) 0.2/1 0.64
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 1.1/3 4.27
9:00 ABC Obama/Boehner Speech 2.4/7 8.42
FOX Obama/Boehner Speech 1.9/5 4.36
CBS Obama/Boehner Speech 1.2/3 4.94
NBC Obama/Boehner Speech 1.3/4 5.19
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.2/0 0.46
9:30 ABC The Bachelorette 2.4/6 8.15
FOX MasterChef(R) 1.4/4 3.35
CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 1.3/3 5.17
NBC It’s Worth What? (R) 0.7/2 2.83
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.2/1 0.53
10:00 ABC The Bachelorette 2.3/6 7.50
CBS Mike & Molly (R) 1.1/3 4.81
NBC Harry’s Law (R) 0.7/2 3.43
10:30 ABC Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition 1.8/5 5.54
CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 1.0/3 4.43
NBC Harry’s Law (R) 0.8/2 3.96

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

• ABC and CBS late-night programs were delayed by primetime news coverage. Accurate overnight ratings are not currently available for those programs.

• In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/6; “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” 1.1/4; and “Last Call with Carson Daly,” 0.7/3 with an encore telecast.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” 0.4/2; “Last Call with Carson Daly,” 0.3/2 with an encore.

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

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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.

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