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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  • Billy

    Regardless of what Mike and Molly does CBS is going to be weaker on Mondays this season without Two and a Half Men.

  • Joseph

    The finale of “The Closer” drew more viewers than any broadcast network program. The NFL pre-season game on ESPN probably also outdrew any broadcast network.

  • John A

    Yeah weird that Mike and Molly grew from 2BG. It never grows from its lead in. But it should lead 9pm as it is not strong enough.

  • DryedMangoez

    Finally got to watch the Grimm premiere, and while it was a great episode for fans of the show, it wasn’t the kind of episode that would hook any possible new Olympic viewers (which were unfortunately few anyway). 2.0 is still good and I hope it doesn’t drop off too much next week and when it eventually returns to Fridays.

  • Maria

    Grimm was awesome as per usual. Best new show Ive seen in a long time. Hotel Hell was terrible!! So sad that Im stuck watching it as nothing else I want to watch is on that time slot. Hate it. Not looking forward to it tonight at all and I love Ramsey and think that Mondays and Tuesdays are now going to suck. Was so much better when Hells Kitchen and Masterchef were dominating those nights……

  • Paul

    Grimm did the best that could be expected. Although it is a procedural show the final few episodes of season 1 where pretty serialized and made it difficult for new viewers to enter.

    The ratings side of things are pretty decent, if it can return to Fridays with
    at least a 1.5 this is positve for NBC. Anything above is a bonus. It wasn’t hitting 2.0’s all the time last season. So everyone should be glad that this was a successful airing.

  • RG-X

    Wow – NBC looks like what a room looks like the next day after a big party – everybody left.

  • RG-X

    Ramsey rocks it again!

    and More tonite!

  • RyanCanada

    Grimm was so amazing last night! the show has gotten so strong.

  • rick

    Put the very irritating Gordon Ramsay on a cable channel so he can curse all he wants. Better yet, let one of his victims strike back.

  • Nick

    I think CBS made a big mistake letting 2BG anchor Mondays. Mike and Molly’s repeat ratings have been very good this summer, and it beat both airings of 2BG by .2. At the same time, it got the same 1.5 that repeats of 2.5 Men have been pulling all summer. It should be in the 9pm slot. I think it’s audience appeal is wider, and thus has more potential to gain an audience in the infamous 9pm slot. I just don’t see 2BG rising to the depths of Two and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, Murphy Brown, etc.

    If anything, I wouldn’t be surprised to see happen to 2BG what happened with Cybill back in 1998. It was getting better ratings at 9:30 than the aging Murphy Brown at 9pm, but when CBS moved it to 9pm the following season, it was the lowest rated show in the block, and eventually Everybody Loves Raymond took over and grew into a huge hit.

  • K


    That is what Chef Ramsay does. At least his shows aren’t filled with bed hopping and sex.

  • K


    I know. His shows have a tendency to “draw viewers in” more so than many shows on tv.

  • a p garcia

    Stars Earn Stripes should be watched b/c some nobel prize winners oppose it!!!!!!!

  • Jumbotron

    Surprised Hotel Hell did so well. I generally like Ramsey’s shows, but this one didn’t interest me much.


    His “victims” all agree to be on his show(s), presumably knowing full well that he’s going to spend a good amount of time cursing at them. It’s not like Ramsey is just going around shouting expletives at random, unsuspecting people on the street…although that might be a funny show to watch.

  • Joseph

    Tonight’s (August 14th) live edition of “America’s Got Talent” could be “Must-See TV”: Will Sharon Osbourne show up or not??

    And if she doesn’t, would the show go ahead without her or would NBC substitute something at the last minute??

    Maybe they’d rerun the Olympics ;)

  • Avery16

    That’s a great start for GRIMM. The fact that it grew from it’s lead, and it was at 10pm (which, especially for NBC is an awful timeslot), is fantastic news. The premier was a great episode. I’m interested to see the numbers next week. Seems like this is a show that the fans are going to follow it no matter what day. I perfer Friday, though, since I have so many other shows to watch on Monday. None the less, great work GRIMM, keep it up!

  • Ultima

    It’s not like Ramsey is just going around shouting expletives at random, unsuspecting people on the street…although that might be a funny show to watch.

    Do it, FOX! He essentially did this early on in Hell’s Kitchen when he would curse at or be rude to the customers. :)

  • oz

    Grimm had a lot of new cable competition in the hour. Major Crimes, WWE RAW, NFL, Teen Wolf (Season Finale), Alphas, Pawn Stars, etc. Varied fare, but some of the highest rated shows on cable and Teen Wolf is even thematically similar, though it targets a younger demo. So overall a 2.0 in Summer on network television isn’t bad, especially for NBC.

    Regarding the FX, they’re actually recreating actor faces in two days through z-brush sculpting just to do 3D morphs into the creature faces – an intense schedule. The opening scene featured all CG shots and shots with digital set extensions. They’ve got peculiar character designs that complicate FX realism and I’m sure added budget restrictions to deal with. That would be a challenging show to handle vfx for.

  • Angela

    Monday night not good for Grimm, even though it was advertised throughout Olympics. With TNT big two up against it, 2.0 is not bad really, but I predict their ratings will improve next week and especially when they get back to Friday nights, where people expect it to be.

    Great season opener, BTW! Love the new intro too!

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