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[07/12/11 - 08:52 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, july 11, 2011)

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

ABC (7.14 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) remained on top on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (7.98 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (5.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

FOX (3.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with an encore of "Masterchef" (3.00 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) followed by a new "Masterchef" (4.99 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.85 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.90 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (4.36 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (5.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), another "Mike & Molly" (5.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.84 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its mix of "America's Got Talent" (6.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (3.97 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and the departing "Law & Order: LA" (4.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.77 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.53 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Masterchef (10.00% vs. 6/27/11), The Bachelorette (0.00% vs. 6/27/11), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (-17.40% vs. 6/27/11), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (-20.00% vs. 6/27/11), Law & Order: LA (-33.30% vs. 6/27/11).

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4//6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/12/10):

ABC (8.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (9.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and "True Beauty" (5.01 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4).

The silver then went to CBS (6.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with its repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.58 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9), "Rules of Engagement" (5.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Two and a Half Men" (7.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "The Big Bang Theory" (7.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "CSI: Miami" (6.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

Next up was NBC (4.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) with a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (5.18 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) followed by new episodes of "Last Comic Standing" (4.70 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (5.01 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) offered up original installments of "Lie to Me" (5.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "The Good Guys" (3.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.54 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #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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