The Programming Insider: ABC’s All-Reality Monday Continues to Dominate

CBS leads season in live-plus-7-day DVR usage

In Today's 12th Anniversary Issue:

Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings: Reality Rules on ABC

Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not

On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options

TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest

TV Trivia Time: Rhoda’s Buddy


Reality Rules on ABC

Monday 6/13/11

Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on live data only.  All times are ET/PT.

Household Rating/Share

ABC: 5.0/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, NBC: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 3.0/ 5, CW: 0.5/ 1

Note: The overnight comparisons to one year earlier are not available today.  The fast affiliate results for Monday will be posted at PIFeedback by 12 p.m. ET.  Go to the website, click on Ratings Box (the first category), then Last Night’s Results, and Monday, June 13, 2011.

Yesterday’s Winners:

The Bachelorette (ABC)

Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):

Noting…46 percent of the schedule was in repeats.

Ratings Breakdown:

ABC’s all-reality summer Monday lineup continues to dominate in the overnights, with the combination of two hours of The Bachelorette (#1: 5.4 rating/9 share from 8-10 p.m.) and week three of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (#2: 4.2/ 7) beating No. 2 CBS by 19 percent.  Third overall was Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC, followed by Fox and The CW, which has no original programming this entire summer.  Comparably, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition built by 5 percent from one week earlier.

CBS aired all repeats last night, beginning with two episodes of How I Met Your Mother (#3: avg. 3.4/ 6 from 8-9 p.m.), followed by Two and a Half Men (#2: 4.3/ 7), Mike & Molly (#2: 4.3/ 7), and Hawaii Five-O (#1: 5.0/ 8) from 9-11 p.m.  As a reminder, new Eye net comedy 2 Broke Girls steps into the 8:30 p.m. half hour out of How I Met Your Mother this fall.

Vancouver vs. Boston on Game 6 of the aforementioned Stanley Cup Finals on NBC finished third overall, with a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights from 8-11 p.m. and the half-hour breakdown as follows:

Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (NBC)

8:00 p.m.: 3.3/ 6 (#3)

8:30 p.m.: 4.0/ 7 (#2)

9:00 p.m.: 3.7/ 6 (#3)

9:30 p.m.: 4.1/ 6 (#3)

10:00 p.m.: 3.7/ 6 (#3)

10:30 p.m.: 4.1/ 7 (#3)

This fall, returning reality competition The Sing-Off airs in the Monday 8-10 p.m., leading into new drama The Playboy Club.

Elsewhere, Fox was scheduled to air a repeat of Masterchef at 8 p.m. but aired repeat special Most Entertaining Moments, which finished fourth at 8 p.m. with a 2.5/ 4 in the overnights.  The original installment of Masterchef also ranked fourth at 9 p.m., with a 3.5/ 6.  Encore telecasts of The CW’s 90210 and Gossip Girl (#5: 0.5/ 1 each) capped off the evening with barely any interest.  Next fall, Gossip Girl moves to 8 p.m. into new drama Hart of Dixie.  Fox will open the evening with Stephen Spielberg dinosaur drama Terra Nova into relocated House.  ABC remains intact, meanwhile, with two hours of megahit Dancing With the Stars into returning Castle at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data



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