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[06/12/12 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen," "MasterChef" Post Gains on Way to Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, june 11, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

FOX (6.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.16 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "MasterChef" (5.84 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

ABC (6.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with a new "The Bachelorette" (7.33 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) followed by a repeat of "Castle" (5.06 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Next up was NBC (4.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (4.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its all-repeat mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.85 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "2 Broke Girls" (5.53 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (6.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Mike & Molly" (5.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.71 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

And finally, encores of "Breaking Pointe" (0.73 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "The Catalina" (0.44 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Catalina" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.04% - MasterChef
+12.50% - Hell's Kitchen
+9.52% - The Bachelorette

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+107.69% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+30.00% - MasterChef
-4.17% - The Bachelorette
-15.79% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6

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," 2.2/6, delayed by hockey; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; 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," 0.7/3, delayed by hockey; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households, delayed by hockey) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49, delayed by hockey) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/13/11):

ABC (7.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (7.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (5.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2).

A silver medal then went to NBC (5.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with its coverage of "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (5.26 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was FOX (4.09 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "Masterchef" (3.30 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) followed by a new "Masterchef" (4.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.56 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), another "How I Met Your Mother" (4.39 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (6.03 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (6.27 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Gossip Girl" (0.58 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Masterchef (11.10%), The Bachelorette (-7.70%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (-9.10%).

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

Currently not available.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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