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[06/28/11 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Law & Order: LA" Makes Improbable Climb
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, june 27, 2011)

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

ABC (7.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) as usual as the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (8.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (6.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (4.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) with an encore of "Masterchef" (3.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) followed by a new "Masterchef" (5.02 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

Next up was NBC (5.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (5.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Law & Order: LA" (6.40 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.18 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), another "How I Met Your Mother" (3.85 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (6.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (5.60 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.41 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Law & Order: LA (15.40%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (15.00%), The Bachelorette (13.60%), Masterchef (-9.10%), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (-9.10%).

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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; 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," 0.7/3 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) 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 delayed by Wimbledon coverage and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/28/10):

ABC (8.11 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (9.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and "True Beauty" (5.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Second place then went to CBS (6.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.95 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "Rules of Engagement" (5.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Two and a Half Men" (8.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "The Big Bang Theory" (8.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "CSI: Miami" (7.10 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Next up was FOX (5.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Lie to Me" (6.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and "The Good Guys" (4.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.72 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its revised lineup of "Persons Unknown" (2.90 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Last Comic Standing" (3.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and a second "Last Comic Standing" (4.48 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.81 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.58 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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