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[05/15/12 - 09:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Finales Hold Off Summer Reality Launches
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, may 14, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) held off the competition on Monday thanks to a new "How I Met Your Mother" (8.20 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4) followed by the season finales of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.77 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #T1), "Two and a Half Men" (11.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #T1), "Mike & Molly" (11.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (11.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6).

NBC (8.89 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then took home the silver with the two-hour launch of "America's Got Talent" (10.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) plus the season finale of "Smash" (6.06 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11).

Next up was ABC (11.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and a special 90-minute "Dancing With the Stars" (15.55 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7) alongside the 90-minute premiere of "The Bachelorette" (8.25 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up the season finale of "Bones" (7.07 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) and the penultimate week of "House" (6.45 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9).

And finally, the season finales of "Gossip Girl" (1.17 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) on The CW (1.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night. Women 18-34 numbers were not available at press time.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Gossip Girl
+17.39% - Hawaii Five-0
+6.45% - Mike & Molly
+6.25% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:00 (vs. 4/30/12)
+4.76% House
+2.70% - Two and a Half Men
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-1.54% - Dancing With the Stars
-5.26% - Smash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+158.93% - America's Got Talent (vs. Chuck/The Event)
+90.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+80.95% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:30 (vs. Mad Love)
+63.64% - Smash (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+32.00% - Mike & Molly
+15.79% - House (vs. The Chicago Code)
+13.33% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:00
+8.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-25.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-31.06% - The Bachelorette (vs. Dancing With the Stars/Castle)
-41.82% - Dancing With the Stars
-45.71% - Bones (vs. House)

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," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 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" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 and a 0.4/3 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 (5/16/11):

ABC (18.68 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with a new "Dancing With the Stars" (21.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) followed by the season finale of "Castle" (13.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3).

Second place then went to FOX (7.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) with fresh installments of "House" (8.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "The Chicago Code" (5.92 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9).

Next up was CBS (8.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and its season finales of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.11 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4), "Mad Love" (5.81 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Mike & Molly" (8.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.83 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5), surrounded by a repeat of "Two and a Half Men" (6.92 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up the season finale of "Chuck" (4.47 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) alongside new episodes of "The Event" (4.01 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and "Law & Order: LA" (4.32 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, the season closers to "90210" (1.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (1.34 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (1.49 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): House (20.70%), How I Met Your Mother (20.00%), The Event (18.20%), Gossip Girl (16.70%), Mad Love (16.70%), Chuck (15.40%), 90210 (14.30%), Mike & Molly (13.60%), The Chicago Code (11.80%), Hawaii Five-0 (8.70%), Dancing With the Stars (7.30%), Castle (6.50%), Law & Order: LA (-8.30%).

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.7/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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