Nielsen Overnights (18-49)Fox scores best summer Monday in four yearsAverages a 2.7 in 18-49s, led by 'Hell's Kitchen'
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine
- Jun. 12, 2012
Not facing competition from summer's top show, "America's Got Talent," Fox's Gordon Ramsay cooking shows saw gains last night over last week's premieres.
"Hell's Kitchen" averaged a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, up 13 percent over last week's premiere.
It was the No. 1 show on the night, and combined with lead-out "MasterChef" to boost Fox to its best summer Monday night in four years, with an average 2.7 rating.
"MasterChef" drew a 2.6 at 9 p.m., also up 13 percent over the previous week.
The shows clearly benefited from the absence of "Talent," which averaged a 3.3 at 8 p.m. last week and boosted lead-out "American Ninja Warrior" to a 2.2.
Instead last night NBC carried the decisive game six of the Stanley Cup finals, which averaged a preliminary rating of 1.6, the lowest rating for an NHL game six in six years.
But among households the game drew a 4.0, up from a 3.9 last year. These ratings are highly unreliable, however, because time zone differences are not accounted for with overnight ratings, and the winning team, the Los Angeles Kings, has a West Coast fanbase.
ABC's "The Bachelorette" apparently benefited from the lighter competition too. It was up 5 percent over last week, to a 2.3, from 8 to 10 p.m.
Fox led the night among 18-49s with the aforementioned 2.7 average overnight rating and an 8 share. ABC was second at 1.9/5, NBC third at 1.6/5, CBS fourth at 1.4/4, Univision fifth at 1.2/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1 and CW seventh at 0.2/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-four percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
Also, ratings for NBC's Stanley Cup coverage are approximate as fast nationals measure timeslot and not actual program data. They also don't account for time zone differences.
At 8 p.m. Fox was first with a 2.7 for "Kitchen," followed by ABC with a 2.1 for "Bachelorette." NBC was third with a 1.6 for hockey, CBS fourth with a 1.4 for repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls," Univision fifth with a 1.1 for "Un Refugio para el Amor," Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for "Una Maid en Manhattan" and CW seventh with a 0.3 for a repeat of "Breaking Pointe."
Fox held onto the lead at 9 p.m. with a 2.6 for "MasterChef," with ABC a close second with a 2.5 for more "Bachelorette." NBC was third with a 1.6 for hockey, CBS fourth with a 1.5 for repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly," Univision fifth with a 1.2 for "Abismo de Pasion," Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for "Corazon Valiente" and CW seventh with a 0.2 for a rerun of "The Catalina."
NBC moved to first at 10 p.m. with a 1.6 for hockey, while Univision took over second place with a 1.4 for "La Que No Podia Amar." CBS was third with a 1.2 for a "Hawaii Five-0" rerun, ABC fourth with a 1.1 for a repeat of "Castle" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for "Relaciones Peligrosas."
ABC was first for the night among households with a 4.8 average overnight rating and an 8 share. CBS was second at 3.8/6, Fox third at 3.4/5, NBC fourth at 2.6/4, Univision fifth at 1.7/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.8/1 and CW seventh at 0.4/1.http://www.medialifemagazine.com/fox-scores-best-monday-in-four-years/