Fox won the night with adults 18-49 as Hell’s Kitchen’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating tied its season high and set a season high with 6.8 million total viewers. MasterChef tied its Monday high with adults 18-49 with a 2.4 rating and set a Monday high in total viewers with 6.0 million. It was Fox’s highest-rated Monday with summer programming in adults 18-49 in over four years (8/13/07) and its highest with total viewers in over three years (7/28/08).

Bachelor Pad was down 9% from last week’s three-hour premiere to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, but up 11% versus the same night last year. Castle’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating was its best of the summer and its best in nearly a year (8/18/10).

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, August 15, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.8/8 6.83
ABC Bachelor Pad 2.0/6 6.12
NBC America’s Got Talent (R) 0.9/3 4.53
CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 1.4/4 4.12
CW Gossip Girl  (R) 0.2/1 0.59
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 1.6/5 4.56
9:00 FOX MasterChef 2.4/6 6.04
ABC Bachelor Pad 2.2/6 6.51
CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 1.5/4 5.74
NBC America’s Got Talent (R) 1.0/3 4.22
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.2/0 0.43
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 1.4/4 5.37
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 1.2/3 5.05
ABC Castle (R) 0.9/3 3.91
NBC Harry’s Law (R) 0.8/2 3.27

via NBC press notes:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.0/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.1/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.6/3 with an encore; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (0.9/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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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