Hell’s Kitchen was off its season high 2.9 adults 18-49 rating set last Monday, slipping to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating for the first hour and a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating for the second hour. Fox still easily won the night with adults 18-49 and scored a total viewers victory too.

ABC numbers are a bit inflated due to local market pre-emptions for the Bears-Giants preseason Monday Night Football game. Pending downward adjustments in the finals, Bachelor Pad was steady with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10p and the Castle repeat was up a tenth to a 1.0 rating.

NBC aired the two hour season finale of G4’s American Ninja Warrior and it scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and averaged nearly 4 million viewers.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, August 22, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.4/7 5.92
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10p) 2.1/6 6.63
CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 1.1/4 3.66
NBC America’s Got Talent (R) 1.0/3 3.96
CW Gossip Girl (R) 0.2/1 0.59
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 1.3/4 3.94
9:00 FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.7/7 6.33
NBC G4’s American Ninja Warrior (Season Finale) 9-11p 1.7/4 3.95
CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 1.4/4 5.32
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.1/0 0.35
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 1.3/3 5.28
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 1.2/3 4.95
ABC Castle (R) 1.0/3 4.55

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,” 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5 with an original; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.2/4 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 telecast; “Late Show with David Letterman,” 0.6/3 with an original; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., household results were: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” 1.1/4 with an original.  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied an original “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/2 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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