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[06/07/11 - 08:53 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelorette" Spoils "Masterchef" Return
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, june 6, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (7.24 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with its combination of "The Bachelorette" (8.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (5.70 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2).

FOX (3.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with the return of "Masterchef" (4.33 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and a repeat of "House" (3.43 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9). Last summer (7/27/10), "Masterchef" opened to 5.75 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 behind "Hell's Kitchen."

Next up was CBS (5.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its repeat mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.58 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), another "How I Met Your Mother" (4.69 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (6.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Mike & Molly" (6.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its lineup of "Minute to Win It" (3.89 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11),"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Law & Order: LA" (6.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Gossip Girl" (0.60 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.62 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Law & Order: The Bachelorette (23.80%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (-4.30%), Law & Order: LA (-7.10%), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (-18.20%).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/7/10):

ABC (6.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) held off the competition on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (7.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "True Beauty" (4.97 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

CBS (7.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Rules of Engagement" (5.54 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Two and a Half Men" (9.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "The Big Bang Theory" (9.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "CSI: Miami" (8.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with the return of "Last Comic Standing" (4.98 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) followed by the premiere of "Persons Unknown" (4.29 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up the summer launch of "Lie to Me" (5.98 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and the time period premiere of "The Good Guys" (4.64 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "One Tree Hill" (0.88 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Gossip Girl" (0.58 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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