HELL'S KITCHEN Cooks Up Strong Ratings for FOX

HELL'S KITCHEN Cooks Up Strong Ratings for FOX

FOX's reality series HELL'S KITCHEN brought in 5.52 million viewers last night, helping the network share the rating's crown with NBC.

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

NBC (7.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday thanks to its mix of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (6.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "America's Got Talent" (10.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and "American Ninja Warrior" (6.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (5.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) with originals of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "MasterChef" (5.35 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was ABC (5.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (6.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "The Glass House" (3.33 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.23 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "2 Broke Girls" (4.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (5.24 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (4.77 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Breaking Pointe" (0.56 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "90210" (0.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" delivered a 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-4.35% - The Bachelorette
-4.35% - MasterChef
-8.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-25.00% - The Glass House
Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
+91.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+35.71% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+33.33% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+10.00% - MasterChef
-12.00% - The Bachelorette
-47.83% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). 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 0.8/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/27/11):

ABC (7.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) as usual as the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (8.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (6.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (4.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) with an encore of "Masterchef" (3.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) followed by a new "Masterchef" (5.02 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

Next up was NBC (5.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (5.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Law & Order: LA" (6.40 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.18 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), another "How I Met Your Mother" (3.85 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (6.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (5.60 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.41 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Law & Order: LA (15.40%), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (15.00%), The Bachelorette (13.60%), Masterchef (-9.10%), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (-9.10%).

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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research