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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  • Oliver

    Alternatively, people are tired of repeats of 2BG. They have have repeated every episode at least twice by now.

  • Duncey

    NBC was looking like the 80s and 90s the last couple of weeks now their back to these loser numbers where a 2.0 is looked as decent. Oh dear lord!

    @ GG: The joke is on you because Nikita makes a lot of money internationally.

  • George B

    Gordon Ramsey = Ratings Gold!

  • SJ

    Good result for Grimm, but Jesus Christ, NBC. Twenty-four hours after the Olympics and they can’t even get a 2.0 average for the night?! Disastrous!

    Speaking of disastrous, that reality dreck on ABC is just dead weight at this point. I’m glad that at least one show in the Bachelor franchise is about to be cancelled.

    Solid start for Hotel Hell. It’ll likely build in the coming weeks, but wouldn’t it have made more sense to air it at 9 and have the more established Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef serve as lead-ins?

  • chris

    Looks like it’s back to reality for NBC

  • Chris

    CBS was preempted for Monday Night Football in Dallas and the Bay Area. (Under NFL broadcast rules games airing nationally on ESPN must be carried on a broadcast station in the home markets.) In Dallas CBS aired on an independent station, while in San Francisco/Oakland (which is in the Pacific Time Zone) a postgame show preempted How I Met Your Mother which was aired late night after Craig Ferguson. The rest of the schedule aired in pattern.

  • Ultima

    In fact, except for prime-time NFL pre-season and regular-season telecasts, I would expect that Univision of all networks will be the most-watched broadcast network in both the 18-34?s and 18-49?s almost every night between now and the start of the Fall season in late September.

    Monday, 13 August – (18-49) FOX 2.3 #1, Uni 1.3 T-#3; (18-34) FOX 2.0 #1, Uni 1.4 T-#2

  • Brian

    Good for Grimm, was a very good episode and think it is better off on Friday night as well!

  • tvwatcher

    Great for Grimm! Working against it – (1) August start, (2) 10 pm, (3) weak lead-in. Though Grimm is completely used to horrible lead-ins by now! :) Has it ever had a good lead-in? ;)

    Season 1 premiere – 2.1
    Season 2 premiere – 2.0

    It’ll be very interesting to see how the Friday 9 pm repeat of Grimm does!

    It’s great to have Grimm back!

  • John A

    Just curious of the episode order of Grimm since its back this early. Must at least have 24 episodes. The breaks will be huge otherwise.

  • a p garcia

    I believe SES was promoted more than Grimm during the Olympics and it had low numbers and that surprised me. Grimm did OK and I hope Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio is made a regular.

  • pirate1303

    Wesley Clark should do what others who unsuccessfully do after losing-sell boner pills or rip off mortgages. Stars & Stripes is beneath Benedict Arnold.

    2nd rate actors, personalities, subhumans using the military for a Reality show? Drop them all down in Afghanistan and pickup whatever is left after 3 weeks-

    NBC sucks again.

  • Jason

    Somebody give Gordon Ramsay his own network. If he’s doing good with Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, and Hotel Hell, there must be hundreds of other projects he and his staffers can do.

  • Allen

    Really enjoyed Grimmm last night.

  • Dennis

    I agree with alot of commentors.

    NBC better increase it episode order of Grimm by 2-4 or else end the season early and not drag 22 episodes out between now and next may.
    That would be horrific

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Ratings note: I’m not particularly a fan of NBC’s Grimm, but if it can pull a 2.0 in A18-49 behind Stars Earn Stripes (barf), keep it on Mondays. A 2.0 isn’t spectacular, but for the Peacock, it’s a step in the right direction. Then move Parenthood to Fridays at 9 and give Smash the Tuesday at 10 time slot. Two shows at a 1.8 or above at 10pm for NBC would be fantastic. There’s still hope for this network. And I’m calling it now: Revolution will be NBC’s next The Event, or even worse, the next Undercovers. Sci-fi doesn’t work for the network, and they should stop buying these big budget sci-fi productions with names like J. J. Abrams attached. Put that money towards larger episode orders of shows that show ratings promise (i.e. ‘Grimm’ and ‘Smash’). Plain and simple, really.

  • FatSacOfDoomBeanFlicker


    Nope, not gonna watch that video. Why? Because it comes down to the simple fact that they effects are bad. If the team that handles that stuff spent hours and hours doing it, then they spent hours and hours creating bad effects. My comments in no way “cheapen great SFX work” because Grimm has nothing that can be labeled as such.

    The saber-tooth guy from last night’s show was decent, but Monroe, Rosalee, and the hexing beast hag were just as dreadful as ever.

  • Nick

    Wow I was spot-on in my predictions for SES and Grimm. I was .8 high on Hotel Hell, though.

    I liked Hotel Hell, but I’d rather more of the Kitchen shows.

  • ToXiX

    Mike & Molly should anchor at 9.

  • Paulo PT

    Grimm after Stars earn Stripes why? today will make more sense and more ratings, orobably a all time record!!!

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