TV Ratings Monday: 'Grimm' Returns to 2nd Highest Ratings Ever, 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Glass House' & 'Bachelor Pad' Up + 'Stars Earn Stripes' & 'Hotel Hell' Premieres

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August 14th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 1.8/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.4/5 0.8/2 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.791 5.326 4.909 3.350 3.405 0.606


FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49  and total viewers.

The premiere of Hotel Hell earned a 1.9 rating, and was the highest rated new series debut on any network this summer among Adults 18-49. Hell's Kitchen returned to earn a 2.7, which was up a tenth from its last original, which earned a 2.6 two weeks ago.

On NBC, the premiere of  Stars Earn Stripes scored a 1.7 18-49 rating, down -23% from last summer's debut of Love in the Wild. The Season 2 premiere of Grimm earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, only a tenth lower than the season one premiere , which earned a 2.1 18-49 rating(its highest-rated episode to date). It seems most of your predictions were a touch optimistic.

On ABC, Bachelor Pad earned a 1.2, up two tenths from last week's series-low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Glass House earned a 0.7 rating, up a tenth from last week's series low 0.6. adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Remodeled earned a 0.1 rating.

CBS was all repeats for the evening.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday August 13, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Hotel Hell -P 1.9 6 5.119
NBC Stars Earn Stripes -P (8-10PM) 1.7 5 5.149
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) 1.2 4 4.060
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.2 4 4.368
CW Perez Hilton: All Access -R 0.3 1 0.820
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.3 4 4.615
9:00PM FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.7 7 6.460
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.3 4 4.840
CW Remodeled 0.1 0 0.392
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.5 4 5.295
10:00PM NBC Grimm 2.0 5 5.681
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.2 5 5.161
ABC The Glass House 0.7 2 2.094

Via NBC Press Note:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3. 

With guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and musical guest Norah Jones, “Tonight” scored its highest Monday rating in metered market households since February 6, the night after the Super Bowl.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.


NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • KS

    Good for Grimm!

  • Dennis

    Thats fine for Grimm IMO…

    I’m more interested in seeing how the friday repeat rates

  • rob60990

    Ok start for Grimm but the party is over at NBC.

  • Dennis

    Considering Stars Earned Strips bombed, Grimm did well to build on its lead in

  • Mary

    Yay, Grimm!! Hopefully, those viewers will carry over when the show switches back to Friday,

  • CrimTV

    NBC must be gutted now that the Olympics are over! No more ratings like that till Summer 2016 ;)

  • XYZ

    Well, I guess “Remodelled” makes the LA Complex look like a hit…

  • Paul

    Well, a little bit less than I predicted. But, not as bad as some predicted. It has a loyal audience and that’s perfect for Friday, but not Monday.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I actually think that’s kind of bad for GRIMM considering most shows are in repeats now and this was a first run episode of a new season for them.

  • Aerilyn

    Very good for Grimm, and it was an excellent season premiere at that! Loved it a lot.

    It would be great to see it adjust up in the finals to match its series premiere from last year.

  • Dennis


    2nd highest episode ever…..crap lead in…2nd most viewed show of the night.

    That is hardly bad

  • forg

    Good for Grimm

    Glass House was such a waste of timeslot

  • GARebelman

    Grimm grew out of the 9:30 portion of Stars earn stripes which dipped to 4.88 million viewers and a 1.7 demo.

    Grimm stayed a 2.0 each half hour though increased in viewers 5.62 to 5.74

    Hotel Hell hit a 2.0 in the second half hour

    Grimm was great last night. The mother is uber SHADY and I don’t trust her at all. I see they did that intro in the event of new viewers.

    Hotel Hell was hilarious witht that owner being a creepy Stephen King lookalike!

  • s0303

    my prediction for grimm was a 2.0…hopefully it can keep most of that next week…kind of worried about grimm going up against shark tank this season :(

  • Duncey

    Damn I’m missing the Olympics right now, its still a big adjustment finding other stuff to watch on TV.

    I’m a bit disappointed with NBC as I expected way higher numbers than these. I put NBC at a much higher level because of the Olympic promotion they played these videos in front of 100-200 million viewers for these games and to only get a measly 5-6 million viewers is unacceptable for both programs although Grimm is much more on the positive side since it got a 2.0 in the demo and grew out its lead-in but the show just isn’t a massive draw and should stay on Fridays where it belongs.

  • Shelly

    Good start for Grimm, but I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that it picked up new viewers. Isn’t it typically a heavily DVR’d show? It could just be that more of its regular viewers got to watch it live due to the better time slot and minimal competition.

  • Sid

    Hotel Hell didn’t do all that bad..

  • Dennis

    “…100-200 million viewers for these games and to only get a measly 5-6 million viewers”

    What are you smoking??

  • Starship

    It’s the summer, other than the Olympics no one watches the broadcast networks, so Grimm getting a 2.0 at 10 is pretty good considering what it usually got towards the end of last season.

  • KS

    Just finished watching Grimm. Its getting better and better.

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