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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  • OMG

    1.6 for NBC should be good enough for a renewal any night any time. That being said, the scheduling for Grimm is just odd and shuffling it in the middle of a summer schedule is not doing too good. Grimm would be better anchoring Fridays.

  • Dennis

    Ya even though Grimm still done well last night by NBC’s standards,
    I’ll be happier when it’s back on Friday’s.

    The only new show’s I have interest in this year are Red Widow and The Following and they are both midseason

  • Mark Wilkins

    I love Grimm, hope the ratings stay consistent and there’s a smooth transition to its original timeslot.

  • cc

    Is NBC trying to kill Grimm now with it’s crappy lead-ins? The one decent show they have worth watching on that network.

  • Raykov

    That awkward moment when the repeat has more viewers than a following new episode – Remodeled!

  • KS

    I haven’t watched the episode of Grimm yet. So, I am not reading any comments here. But based on the second season premiere, I can say its getting better. And want 2 more seasons at least.

    The one man who lightens the entire show is none other than Monroe.

  • SarahL

    I will be relieved when Grimm moves back to its safe Friday night slot.

  • Birdsht

    Good shows dont need a lead in… If its good tv, people will watch. Simple formula. Gathering extra viewers because people are too lazy to change the channel is not helping build a fan base or longevity. Solution, stop producing crap noone wants to watch.

  • John

    Grimm was great last night..getting better every week..crap for lead in to a great show.

  • E.S.

    “Hotel Hell” is an intriguing idea, but I’d rather see Mr. Ramsay stay at two-star mom-and-pop motels than these old haunted hotels and snooty inns. Plus, could you get rid of that awful theme song!

  • Grey

    “the second episode of Stars Earn Stripes garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up down 35%…. ”

    Huh? “up down,” which was it?

  • bluone

    NBC doesn’t deserve a great show like Grimm !!! Starting it in the summer on a night that won’t be it’s regular night and with a horrible lead-in is a dopey move !!

  • RG-X

    Shark week is averaging 21 million total viewers & the highest on network tv is Hell’s Kitchen with 6.1 = Free TV is not what it used to be.

  • TimsDale4ever

    “Grimm” ratings for GRIMM.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I agree second season of Grimm has been rather better than the first so far. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was a great addition to the cast. I’m also glad to see Bree Turner remaining as a regular. If they’d kill off his partner, who’s a useless appendage, and give him a more interesting one (say, one of the creatures), the show would be even better.

  • rob60990

    So whats airing after The Voice season premiere on Sept 10? More reruns?

  • Michael

    Everything Chef Gordon Ramsey touches, is an instant HIT! Fox biggest star. :D

  • jimmcaf

    Grimm was EXCELLENT. Considering the 10PM slot and the less-than-helpful lead-in, 1.6 does not seem too bad. What I don’t get, though, is that after the great season premiere, how could it drop. I was soooo looking forward to it, just because it has kicked into gear. Time for that wonderful season 2 genre show gelling to work its magic.

  • The End


    Sound reasoning there, good man.

  • Dennis

    According to wikidedia,
    Grimm is airing Monday night’s up until and including the 10th of September

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