Ryan Lochte swims. As he does.
"America's Got Talent" and some talented Americas led NBC to an easy overall win on Monday night, though FOX's Gordon Ramsay double-bill was able to eke out a key demo win with an asterisk.
For the night, FOX and NBC both averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49, tops in the key demographic (though NBC won the 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. block shared by the two networks). ABC was third with a 1.9 rating, followed by CBS' 1.2 key demo rating. The CW averaged a 0.1 key demo rating (and a 0 share).
Overall, NBC won Monday night by a comfortable margin with 7.81 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share. There was a big drop to ABC's 4.0/7 and 5.75 million viewers and FOX's 3.2/5 and 5.44 million viewers. CBS was a close fourth with a 3.4/6 and 5.16 million viewers. The CW could muster only a 0.3/0 and 385,000 viewers for Monday primetime.
8 p.m. -
The Olympic Trials, featuring swimming, averaged 6.95 million viewers to win the 8 p.m. hour overall for NBC, though the hour special was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.9 rating. ABC's "The Bachelorette" was second overall with 6.715 million viewers and second with a 2.1 key demo rating. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen
" won the hour with a 2.3 key demo rating and finished third with 5.52 million viewers overall. Repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls" averaged 4.47 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating in fourth. The CW's encore of "Breaking Pointe" averaged 555,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" built on its lead-in to averaged 10.41 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 9 p.m. hour. That was far ahead of the 7.21 million viewers and 2.4 key demo rating for ABC's "The Bachelorette." FOX's "MasterChef" averaged 5.35 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo rating, beating the 5 million viewers and 1.3 key demo rating for CBS' repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly." On The CW, a repeat of "90210" averaged only 216,000 viewers and a 0.1 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
NBC's "American Ninja Warrior
" eked out a 10 p.m. overall win with 6.07 million viewers and won easily with a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" repeat averaged 6.01 million viewers (and won the 10:30 half-hour overall) along with a 1.2 key demo rating. ABC's "The Glass House" averaged 3.33 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating (edging out CBS by a hair), a drop from last Monday's airing.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.