TV Ratings Monday: 'Grimm' Down, 'Hell's Kitchen' Declines But Wins Night, 'Hotel Hell' Up, 'Stars & Stripes' Sinks in Second Week

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August 21st, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.2/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 1.2/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.665 4.127 4.379 4.956 3.209 0.528


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

On FOX,  Hotel Hell earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 5% from a 1.9 for last week's premiere.  Hell's Kitchen scored a 2.5 among adults 18-49, down 7% from last week's 2.7.

On NBC, the second episode of  Stars Earn Stripes garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up down 35% from last week's 1.7. Grimm earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 20% from a 2.0 for last week's premiere, but matching its second highest adult 18-49 rating since January 20, 2012.

On ABC, Bachelor Pad earned a 1.5 up 25% from last week's series-low 1.2. The Glass House earned a 0.9 among adults 18-49, up 29% from last week's series low 0.7. However, these numbers are likely inflated due to local market pre-emptions for NFL Preseason Football.

On The CW, Remodeled earned a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 0.1.

CBS was all repeats for the evening.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday August 20, 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
FOX Hotel Hell 2.0/6 5.16
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) 1.5/4 4.78
NBC America's Got Talent - R 1.1/3 4.70
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.2/4 4.20
CW Remodeled - R 0.2/1 0.58
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.4/4 4.77
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.5/7 6.17
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.6/4 5.43
NBC Stars Earn Stripes 1.1/3 3.547
CW Remodeled 0.2/1
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.5/4 5.31
NBC Grimm 1.6/5 4.90
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.0/3 5.01
ABC The Glass House 0.9/3 2.81

Via NBC Press Note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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

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  • Dennis

    Poor Grimm….. Has a Rubbish lead in

  • rob60990

    I think the 9pm Remodeled was new.

    NBC is just wasting episodes of Grimm. Stars Earn Stripes is a flop.

    2 Broke Girls repeated better.

  • Brian

    Grimm is still in its ratings range; if its 1.2 or lower, then there’s a problem.

  • taylor

    that was the finale of glass house right? good riddance.

  • John A

    Grimm did bad but it did build from its bad lead in at 10pm which is a difficult time.

  • Aerilyn

    Grimm has gotten itself a very solid and dedicated fan base, and the second season is kicking butt! Seriously, so far the second season is just AWESOME! And seeing that at 10:00 still during Summer it rose quite well from its horrible lead in, I praise Grimm! Not bad at all in my opinion and I can’t wait to see the rest of this seasosn play out.

    Big revelations last night!

  • glover

    LOL at Grimm. I hope it have another huge drop next week

  • BH

    Dang! Stars Earn Stripes fell hard. Really wish Grimm had a decent lead-in for once!

  • Dennis


    I agree….

    Having a flop as Grimm’s lead in does not help.

    It’s back to it’s friday total viewers slready

  • Dennis


    why on earth would you hope it falls again next week?
    Fair enough you don’t like it, then why do you care how it rates?
    Must live a sad life

  • Aerilyn

    @Nunes Why must Grimm have to get better than 1.8’s when the other NBC shows start? When the other NBC shows start to air, Grimm will be back to its regular Friday @ 9PM timeslot like it was last year. All it has to do is maintain the same ratings it was earning last year for the remainder of the season and it’ll be locked for another season next year. Grimm just needs to maintain a steady 1.5 or higher and it’ll be fine. It has a solid fan base and this season is going really well, so I don’t have any worries about it right now.

  • rob60990

    “The Glass House earned a 0.9 among adults 18-49, up 29% from last week’s series low 0.7.”

    The Glass House hit a .6 twice I believe.

  • John A

    I dont watch Grimm but i dont hope it drops again. NBC needs some shows to perform well.

  • Ricky

    Holy freaking sneakers. What is happening to the great and wonderful Grimm? Great. Once again, I watch a show live, and its ratings tank. But I’m loving how each episode leaves on a cliffhanger, with some story left to be told…


  • Mon

    Nice 2BG. Though I expect it to do lower than TAAHM this coming season but will grow eventually like TBBT’s trend on Thursday.

    Why is NBC not giving Grimm the AGT lead-in? Wasn’t AGT on Mondays early this summer? Ugh.

  • Dan S

    Even though Grimm is not appropiate for 8pm I wonder if it would’ve done better starting out the night ? All the same it should do fine when 1st runs return to Fri next month.

  • RyanCanada

    Grimm was yet again amazing last night

  • Dennis


    I was expecting AGT to be Grimm’s lead in actually.

  • Dennis

    Can anyone tell me how long the Flop Stars Earn Strips is on for??
    Will in be Grimm’s lead in until Grimm moves back to Friday?

  • s0303

    nbc schedules poorly yet again…they should have put grimm at its regular time (9 pm) and put stars earn stripes at 10…probably would have helped both shows…or better yet, put grimm after agt on tuesdays…i knew stars earn stripes would bomb…

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