Without "The Bachelorette" as competition, FOX's Monday culinary favorites had no trouble ruling the the ratings races in all key measures, with both "Hell's Kitchen
" and "MasterChef" cruising" past "The Bachelor Pad
" in all measures.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 2.6 rating for Monday night, far ahead of NBC's 1.7 rating in the key demographic. CBS was third with a 1.3 key demo rating, topping the 1.2 rating for ABC and The CW's 0.3 rating.
Overall, FOX also finished in first, averaging an estimated 6.39 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share for primetime. CBS was second with a 3.4/6 and 5.14 million viewers, with NBC's 4.63 million viewers and 2.6/4 good for third. ABC was fourth with a 2.7/5 and 3.88 million viewers. The CW averaged 585,000 viewers and a 0.4/1 for the night.
8 p.m. - "Hell's Kitchen" started primetime in first for FOX with 6.34 million viewers and a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Bachelor Pad" premiere was an unimpressive second with 4.8 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. Repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls" averaged 4.36 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating, compared to the 4.06 million viewers and 1.3 key demo rating for NBC's "Fear Factor" repeat. The CW averaged 687,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating for a repeat of "90210."
9 p.m. -
FOX's "MasterChef" built on its lead-in to average 6.45 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' repeats over "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" averaged 5.5 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating, while ABC's "Bachelor Pad" did 4.57 million and a 1.5 key demo rating. NBC's "American Ninja Warrior
" averaged 4.49 million viewers and finished second with a 1.7 key demo rating in its first hour. The CW's repeat of "Remodeled" averaged 482,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
A repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" was the 10 p.m. hour's top overall program with 5.57 million viewers for CBS, finishing second with a 1.1 key demo rating. NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" rose to 5.33 million viewers for a strong second and dominated the hour with a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49. On ABC, "The Glass House
" averaged an anemic 2.28 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.