ryan lochte michael phelps us swimming trials TV Ratings: Olympics swimming trials, 'America's Got Talent' earn NBC a win
Fast National ratings for Monday, June 25, 2012

NBC rode the U.S. 2012 Olympic swimming trials and “America’s Got Talent” starting Las Vegas week to a win Monday night, beating the next closest network by over 2 million viewers.

The win for the Peacock drew 7.8 million viewers, a 4.7 rating/8 share in households. ABC’s “Bachelorette” helped it take second, though “The Glass House” did the network no favors – the new reality show lost a million viewers from last week’s premiere. ABC averaged 5.75 million views and a 4.0/7.

FOX’s cooking shows were third with 5.4 million, 3.2/5, followed by CBS’ reruns at 5.2 million, 3.4/6. The CW trialed with 385,000 viewers, 0.3/0.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX and NBC tied at 2.3, followed by ABC (1.9), CBS (1.2) and the CW (0.1).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: Olympics swimming trials (6.95 million, 4.4/7)


“The Bachelorette” (6.7 million viewers, 4.7/8 households)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.5 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/5)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “Breaking Pointe” rerun (555,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader:
“Hell’s Kitchen” (2.3)

9 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10.4 million, 6.0/10)


“The Bachelorette” (7.2 million, 5.0/8)
FOX: “MasterChef” (5.4 million, 3.1/5)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (5.2 million, 3.5/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “90210” rerun (216,000, 0.2/0)

18-49 leader:
“America’s Got Talent” (3.0)

10 p.m.

NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
“Hawaii Five-0” rerun (6 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “The Glass House” (3.3 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader:
“American Ninja Warrior” (2.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All
numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."