Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.3/7 1.9/6 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.1/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.7/6 1.6/5 1.4/5 0.8/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 5.44 7.81 5.75 3.58 5.16 0.39

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (U.S. Olympic Trials) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

NBC and FOX tied for number one  Monday night with adults 18-49, while NBC led with total viewers.

On FOX,  Hell’s Kitchen earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 8% from last week’s 2.5. MasterChef scored  a2.2 among adults 18-49 down 4% from a 2.3 last week.

On NBC, the U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming scored a preliminary 1.9 among adults 18-49, though this number is likely to change in the final ratings.   America’s Got Talent earned a 3.0 among adults 18-49, up 3% from last week’s 2.89rating, for an episode that aired at 8PM. American Ninja Warrior garnered a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, matching the performance of last week’s two hour episode.

On ABC, The Bachelorette earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from last week’s 2.3, matching its season low. Week 2 of  The Glass House scored a 1.2 among adults 28-49, down 20% from a 1.5 for last week’s premiere.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, June 25 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.3/7 5.52
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 2.2/7 6.96
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials (Live) 1.9/6 6.95
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.1/4 4.23
CW Breaking Pointe – R 0.2/1 0.56
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.3/4 4.71
9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.0/8 10.41
FOX MasterChef 2.2/6 5.35
CBS Two and a Half Men – R 1.3/4 5.24
CW 90210 – R 0.1/0 0.216
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.2/3 4.77
10:00 NBC American Ninja Warrior 2.0/5 6.07
CBS Hawaii Five-0 – R 1.2/3 6.01
ABC The Glass House 1.2/3 3.33

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.8/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/5; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.8/6; 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,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/3). 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 0.8/3 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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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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