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[07/03/12 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Gives NBC Fourth Consecutive Win
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, july 2, 2012)

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

NBC (9.71 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat for the fourth consecutive night thanks to its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (7.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and an expanded "America's Got Talent" (10.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

FOX (5.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "MasterChef" (5.44 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4).

Next up was ABC (6.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and originals of "The Bachelorette" (7.40 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "The Glass House" (3.32 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.22 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.71 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "2 Broke Girls" (3.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Two and a Half Men" (4.42 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (3.97 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.76 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Breaking Pointe" (0.72 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "90210" (0.36 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" delivered a 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.64% - The Bachelorette
+4.55% - MasterChef
+4.35% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The Glass House
-3.33% - America's Got Talent
-5.26% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+360.00% - MasterChef (vs. House (Repeat))
+257.14% - The Bachelorette (vs. The Bachelorette (Repeat))
+166.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+76.83% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular/Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular (Repeat))
+50.00% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+20.00% - The Glass House (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat))

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," 2.9/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; 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 with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (7/4/11):

NBC (6.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) took home top honors on the Monday holiday with its presentation of "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" (8.65 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1). Bookending the broadcast were encores of "America's Got Talent" (4.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and the aforementioned "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" (5.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Said numbers marked a four-year high in 18-49 rating for the special and an 11-year high in total viewers.

CBS (4.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then snagged the silver with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.18 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (3.43 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Two and a Half Men" (4.63 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), another "Mike & Molly" (4.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and the new "Boston Pops Fireworks" (6.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with rebroadcasts of "The Bachelorette" (3.09 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (3.02 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Masterchef" (2.30 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "House" (1.55 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.43 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise went with repeats of "90210" (0.51 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.36 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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