ABC's GLASS HOUSE Gets Shattered in Monday Ratings

The premiere episode of the new ABC reality series GLASS HOUSE was shattered in the ratings Monday night. The series was recently involved in a controversial law suit in which CBS claimed they copied the premise of its long-running reality show "Big Brother." Despite the added publicity resulting from the legal action, “The Glass House” was the lowest-rated of six reality shows on network television Monday night.  

Here are the other highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (5.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) slipped past the competition on Monday with new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.56 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "MasterChef" (5.50 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3).

NBC (7.56 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with a new "America's Got Talent" (11.17 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) followed by a special two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (5.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Next up was ABC (6.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) plus the premiere of "The Glass House" (4.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.13 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "2 Broke Girls" (4.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "Two and a Half Men" (5.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "Mike & Molly" (5.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "The Big Bang Theory" (6.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and another "Two and a Half Men" (4.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, encores of "Breaking Pointe" (0.58 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "90210" (0.35 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.47 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 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 6/12/11)
0.00% - The Bachelorette
-7.41% - Hell's Kitchen
-11.54% - MasterChef
-12.50% - America's Got Talent (vs. 6/4/11)
Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+108.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+75.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+66.67% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Law & Order: Criminal Intent/Law & Order: LA)
+4.55% - The Bachelorette
+4.55% - MasterChef
-20.00% - The Glass House (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

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

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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.

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/20/11):

ABC (6.96 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) held onto top honors on Monday thanks to fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (7.59 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (5.71 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

FOX (4.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "Masterchef" (3.01 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) followed by a new "Masterchef" (4.98 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1), which posted a season high.

Next up was NBC (5.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and its mix of "America's Got Talent" (6.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (5.19 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Law & Order: LA" (6.00 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile CBS (5.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up its all-repeat combination of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.20 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), another "How I Met Your Mother" (4.34 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Two and a Half Men" (6.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Mike & Molly" (6.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) did the same with "90210" (0.84 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Law & Order: Criminal Intent (22.20% vs. 6/6/11), Masterchef (10.00%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (0.00%), Law & Order: LA (0.00% vs. 6/6/11), The Bachelorette (-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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

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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