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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  • John A

    I nailed it with Grimm. A 2.0 is all it would get with that low lead in. Still with all that promotion NBC probably would have liked a 2.5.

  • Brian

    This is great for the premiere of Grimm. I’m glad the Olympics helped out and as a Canadian, I have no say in the ratings. These numbers will definately carry over back to Fridays once it goes back there when the other shows premiere in September. Revoultion will also get great numbers when it premieres on Sept.17th. I think it will adjust up in the finals :)

  • Duncey

    @ Dennis

    What are you smoking? The Olympics had 215 million unique viewers watching at least 6 minutes of the broadcast. The 30 million viewers was just the average totals. I thought you were smarter than that. Dumb question honestly.

  • Dennis


    Well you do realise GRIMM would’ve had more unique viewers then 6 million aswell??

    Also to note, nobody seems to have mentioned GRIMM was on at 10 for the first time aswell :)

  • Person of Interest

    i hope grimm stays on tv for a long time and not get canceled but its still nbc so there is no garantee

  • James D.

    Can’t imagine NBC being too thrilled with the SAS numbers, especially with said numbers going down as the show progressed. They had to be hoping 2.2, at the very least, for the premiere.

    ABC has to be praying that one of the engaged “Bachelor/Bachelorette” couples opt to get hitched next year….they can do a wedding series instead of limping along with a 4th “Pad”.

    Good start for Ramsey’s latest…..should hit 2.0 soon.

  • Dennis

    Is SAS on again next monday??

  • cc

    That’s pretty good for Grimm. Especially, like @Dennis said, the show before it pretty much bombed. Bet it goes up in the final ratings. The show was awesome last night.

    How will NBC muck it up?

  • glover

    Grimm is the worst sci-fi show I ever saw. It deserves to be beaten by Nikita.

  • Duncey

    @ Dennis

    Yes I do realize that but that’s not the point here, I’m sorry Grimm fan but I’m only stating the real facts and truth here. The program did a solid job don’t get me wrong on that I’m just stating when you have that many viewers sampling your promotion over a two week period and only getting a very small percentage out of it that has to be disappointing.

    The one thing we learned about Grimm is this show will be a very niche cult program and not a massive ratings program which may be okay for the show anyways but if anybody was looking for CBS numbers here forget about it.

  • SarahL

    Kudos to Grimm. I had voted 1.8.

  • Dennis


    If anybody expected Grimm to pull in CBS numbers they’re mad.

    IMO GRIMM should have been sampled after the Closing Ceremony instead of the god awful Animal Practice

  • Dennis

    @person of interest

    I can see GRIMM staying strong this year, getting a 3rd season renewal which starts losing viewers and gets a 4th and final season renewal leaving it with 88 episodes for syndication.

  • Observer

    I think it just shows that Grimm should stay on Friday at 9pm where it has developed an acceptable audience. Don’t try to make it more than it is.

  • bob

    Hotel Hell was pretty good. I can’t stand that owner. What a jerk. However, I guess if the person was nice it wouldn’t be much of a show. Hell’s Kitchen was good too. Glad they are back. I really can’t wait for Master Chef tonight and the rest of Hotel Hell.

  • Duncey

    @ Dennis

    I can’t disagree with you there, anything would’ve been better than that piece of crap Animal Practice.

    @ Observer

    I can’t blame NBC for trying to pull more numbers out of the program but yeah they need to just leave it where its at.

  • OMG

    Great for Grimm. I did not watch it, but am hoping to catch up after my national examinations are over. It remains to see whether it pays off. The cost of occupying extra commerical space during Olympics for promotion of Grimm, does it outweigh the increased commercial costs due to higher ratings of Grimm now? And of course most shows have 22 episodes in a 35 week season, and due to the early start Grimm has 22 episodes for 41 weeks unless it ends early (highly unlikely), and the extended hiatuses can hurt too. Hopefully this boost is enough the sustain the season.

  • cc


    A 10 oc show on NBC any night with a 2 is a huge hit for them.

  • PHIL

    After all of the promotion only a 2.0 for Grimm?! NBC has the worst line-up out of the big 4. Stars earn Stripes has potential but it was just not action pack enough. They were going for video game effect in some scenes and it worked. They need teenagers or people under 25 for this show, and will get a higher rating

  • Whitewalkers

    Why do people say this is good numbers for Grimm. It was up against repeats these numbers are not good

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