The Programming Insider: Tuesday 6/07/11

In Today's 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: The Queen of the Hill


Reality Rules on ABC

Monday 6/06/11

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: 5.1/ 8, CBS: 3.9/ 6, NBC: 3.5/ 6, Fox: 2.7/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (Monday 6/06/10):

ABC: + 4, NBC: + 3, CW: -17, CBS: -26, Fox: -36

Note: 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 6, 2011.

Yesterday’s Winners:

The Bachelorette (ABC)

Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):

Masterchef (Fox), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)

Ratings Breakdown:

ABC opened this first full week in June on an overnight winning note, with a 31 percent advantage over second-place CBS, which populated the evening with all repeats.  In the No. 3 spot was NBC, followed by Fox and lowly The CW.

Summer favorite The Bachelorette on ABC took top-rated honors for the evening, with a 5.7 rating/ 9 share from 8-10 p.m. and growth by half hour as follows: 5.4/ 9 – 5.6/ 9 – 5.8/ 9 – 6.0/ 9.  Comparably, this was virtually identical to one year earlier.  Week two of lead-out Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition followed with a third-place 4.0/ 7 at 10 p.m., which dipped by 9 percent from its week-ago series premiere (4.4/ 8 on May 30).  Despite the last-place overnight finish, look for Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition to dominate among adults 18-49.

In season-premiere news, Masterchef on Fox, hosted by Gordon Ramsay, finished third at 8 p.m. with an uneventful 3.1/ 5 in the overnights.  That led into a repeat of House, which will air in the Monday 9 p.m. hour in the fall, with a fourth-place 2.4/ 4.

Repeat-populated CBS had nothing to report with its combination of two episodes of How I Met Your Mother (#2: avg. 3.3/ 6 from 8-9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men (#2: 4.2/ 7), Mike & Molly (#2: 4.1/ 6), and Hawaii Five-O (#2: 4.4/ 7).  Looking ahead, upcoming comedy 2 Broke Girls out of How I Met Your Mother this fall looks like a keeper.

Elsewhere, NBC opened with a repeat of canceled game show Minute to Win It (#4: 2.7/ 4 at 8 p.m.), followed by the last season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (#3: 3.3/ 5 at 9 p.m.), which already aired on USA, and canceled Law & Order: Los Angeles (#1: 4.6/ 8 at 10 p.m.).  And The CW closed the night with repeats of 90210 (#5: 0.6/ 1), which moves to Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the fall, and Gossip Girl (#5: 0.5/ 1), which moves up one hour into the Monday 8 p.m. time period.

Of the five networks, only ABC will remain consistent this fall with its combination of Dancing With the Stars and Castle.  Four new series—CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, NBC’s The Playboy Club, Fox’s Terra Nova and Hart of Dixie on The CW—will populate the evening as follows (with new shows bold in caps):