Ratings: Glass House Gets Few Visitors, Plus The Killing and Girls Finales, True Blood Week 2

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The ratings for ABC’s Glass House may prove to be an exhibit for the defense, seeing as they were nothing like Big Brother‘s.

The premiere of the “new” reality series averaged 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating on Monday night, placing below any episode of Big Brother‘s most recent cycle. And not only did Glass House shed at least 30 percent of The Bachelorette‘s lead-in demo numbers, its audience withered across the hour, with only 3.7 mil sticking around for the back end.

CBS sitcom repeats and the second hour of NBC’s Ninja Warrior outdrew Glass House in total audience, with the latter besting the newbie in the demo. In total viewers, Glass House was down 15 percent from the most recent Castle rerun.

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Elsewhere on Monday, The Bachelorette held steady with 7 million total viewers and a 2.3 rating…. Hell’s Kitchen (5.6 mil/2.5) and MasterChef (5.5 mil/2.3) dipped 11 and 15 percent in the demo, respectively… while America’s Got Talent (11.2 mil/2.8) dominated the night in audience and with the 18-49 crowd. American Ninja Warrior held onto 6 mil/2.0 of that.

Now, a few Sunday cable updates courtesy of TVByTheNumbers: True Blood, with 4.42 million total viewers and a 2.6 rating, was down 15 and 10 percent from its premiere…. The Killing‘s season (series?) finale drew 1.5 million viewers, down 17 percent from the premiere and down 35 percent from its freshman finale…. the Season 1 finale of HBO’s Girls saw a 15 percent uptick, hitting 1 million viewers…. and A&E’s Longmire in Week 3 dipped 15 percent, to 3.5 million viewers.

Comments (22)

  • After that awful Alex leaves, ratings will dive. If they won’t already.

    Comment by Rolfe – June 19, 2012 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am glad Glass House is tanking….Nothing beats or compares to Big Brother :)

    Comment by Mojo – June 19, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No wonder crap like Big Brother continues hanging around, there are still people like Mojo watching it. Really?!

      Comment by Tania – June 19, 2012 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Judgemental much? So Mojo likes BB, so what? A lot of people do. If you don’t like it – don’t watch and leave fans of the show alone. Geez.

        Comment by Ruby – June 19, 2012 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ok then, don’t bother to tell everyone how dismal the ratings were for the Killing. You know, sir, most of the audience did not intend to dislike that show, and have praised the actors, especially in light of the fact that they were given ridiculous dialog to try and sell us. So, you can call us haters, but Veena Sud drove us to that intersection.

    And, if it was the other guy that called us haters, my apology.

    Comment by Rocky – June 19, 2012 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THE KILLING’s finale ratings have been added, simple oversight.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – June 19, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Will they take into account the ratings for all of the other viewings of The Killing? If you didn’t watch it live Sunday at 9, it repeated at 10 that night and it was on last night and will repeat 4 more times this week.

        Comment by Auntie J – June 19, 2012 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually, while overall viewership was down, THE KILLING was pretty solid in the coveted 18-49 demo with an average that was close to 0.5 — showing only minor slippage from last year.

          Comment by MockingbirdGirl – June 19, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CBS must feel stupid to sue ABC over Glass House when all they had to do was put a show on that will draw them away from ABC. Not only did CBS beat ABC in the 10pm/9pm central hour, it would have saved them a ton of money.

    Comment by lll – June 19, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the numbers for TRUE BLOOD are a little off. I’m sure more people are watching it at different times and on TiVo, like we do.

    Comment by Bobby Milford – June 19, 2012 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Comparing overnight numbers to overnight numbers, apples to apples.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – June 19, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not very familiar with HBO ratings. Are Girls numbers any good ?

    Comment by Lea – June 19, 2012 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I would like to know too. I know it’s already been renewed, but I would still like to know how the show’s ratings are compared to others, cause it’s really good :-)

      Comment by Mik – June 19, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s doing better than last year HBO comedies, like Enlightened (renewed), Bored To Death (cancelled) and How To Make It (cancelled). It’s numbers are very simmilar to Hung’s ratings (cancelled). Of course I’m only taking into consideration first airing ratings.

        Compared to Showtime’s comedy ratings, both Girls and Veep are doing way better than Nurse Jackie and The Big C.

        Comment by αrmαиndo α. – June 19, 2012 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • True Blood’s ratings fluctuate a lot where it goes down and up and it’s kind of following season 3’s pattern where season 3 premiered to 5.1 million then the next week was 4.26 million but it still went back up to the 5 million range by season’s end. Same thing happened in Season 4.

    Comment by Kaybee – June 19, 2012 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the NBA final games between the Miami Heat & Oklahoma City Thunder had a little something to do with Sunday night’s ratings. ;)

      Comment by Tania – June 19, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yep. I tend to watch True Blood at different times every week too. I live in CA and have HBO East and West, so there are quite a few different options on Sunday when it comes to watching True Blood.

    Comment by ViewHunter – June 19, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lucy Griffiths picture cool.

    Comment by Mick – June 19, 2012 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • how did Bunheads do?

    Comment by Den – June 19, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Girls was awesome. It was the perfect ending to a great freshman series. Nurse Jackie was wonderful and had me in tears at the end. It made wonder if Bobby Cannavale would be back next season. The Big C was….a little disappointing. I did not like how it ended. The Borgias was a tremendous letdown for a season finale. I do not buy the cliffhanger. Like we would really believe Jeremy Irons might not be back next season, please! The Killing was…well, it was The Killing. Enough said.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – June 19, 2012 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you Britta.
      The Big C Finale was lame.The entire half hour was just horrible.
      Nurse Jackie’s Finale was great. I’m wondering if Bobby Cannavale will leave too.
      I thought the Borgias Finale was pretty good
      The Borgia Pope did die of poisioning in real life. If it’s this season on the show or not remains to be seen.Has it been renewed ?

      Comment by Laurel – June 20, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am really enjoying Longmire. I hope the show gets renewed for a second season.

    Comment by tvdiva – June 20, 2012 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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