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[07/31/12 - 08:54 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Olympics Reign With 31 Million Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, july 30, 2012)

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

NBC (31.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.5, #1) continued its reign on Monday thanks to its coverage of the "2012 Summer Olympics" (31.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.5, #1).

FOX (2.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a very distant second with repeats of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.85 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a second "Hell's Kitchen" (2.86 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.41 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (3.49 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Two and a Half Men" (4.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Mike & Molly" (3.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (3.91 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up originals of "Bachelor Pad" (3.48 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "The Glass House" (1.67 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

and finally, repeats of "90210" (0.51 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Remodeled" (0.37 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) on The CW (0.44 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), 90210" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-21.43% - Bachelor Pad
-25.00% - The Glass House

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-59.26% - Bachelor Pad (vs. The Bachelorette)
-78.57% - The Glass House (vs. The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose)

[NOTE: Late-night metered market ratings will return after the Olympics.]


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/1/11):

ABC (9.44 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) claimed top honors on Monday thanks to the season finale of "The Bachelorette" (9.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) followed by "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" (9.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

FOX (5.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Masterchef" (5.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with its repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Mike & Molly" (4.06 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Two and a Half Men" (5.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), another "Mike & Molly" (4.81 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.40 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its combination of "America's Got Talent" (4.45 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (3.25 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Harry's Law" (3.16 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.53 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "One Tree Hill" (0.48 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Bachelorette (17.4%), Masterchef (0.0% vs. 7/18/11), Hell's Kitchen (-4.0%), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (-25.0% vs. 7/18/11).

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 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" (0.4/2 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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