bachelor pad july 23 ratings TV ratings: 'Bachelor Pad' premiere tumbles as FOX wins MondayFast National ratings for Monday, July 23, 2012

The season premiere of “Bachelor Pad” was down significantly in the ratings compared to last season’s opener on ABC, dropping by more than 2 million viewers and seven tenths of a point in adults 18-49.

The subpar performance paved the way for an easy win on the night for FOX, which got more solid numbers from “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef.” An extra hour of “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC also pulled in decent ratings.

FOX averaged 6.4 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households to lead the night. CBS (5.1 million, 3.4/6) finished second, a little bit ahead of NBC (4.6 million, 2.6/4). ABC came in fourth with 3.9 million viewers and a 2.7/5, and The CW drew a little under 600,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

FOX also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating, almost a point better than NBC’s 1.7. CBS, 1.3, edged ABC, 1.2, for third. The CW posted a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (6.2 million viewers, 3.6/6 households)
ABC: “Bachelor Pad” season premiere (4.8 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/5)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Fear Factor” rerun (4.1 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “90210” rerun (687,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.6) 9 p.m. FOX: “Masterchef” (6.45 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (5.75 million, 3.7/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (5.25 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: “Bachelor Pad” season premiere (4.6 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (4.5 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Remodeled” rerun (482,000, 0.3/1) 18-49 leader: “Masterchef” (2.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (5.6 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (5.3 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “The Glass House” (2.3 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: “American Ninja Warrior” (2.2) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter