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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  • Nikki

    does anyone know how bunheads and secret life did?

  • Ultima

    or better yet, put grimm after agt on tuesdays

    They’re too busy wasting AGT lead-in on reruns.

    NBC Should have Grimm after AGT.

    Lots of people apparently not aware that there are ZERO post-AGT slots for the next two weeks due to convention coverage.

  • Ultima

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


  • Temis

    When NBC’s other shows start, what proof do we have that they will do better than Grimm? At least Grim has a fanbase right NOW.

  • Brian

    I can’t wait till Grimm returns to Friday on Sept.21st. This is because with our early run, it makes us not so bored to wait for these remaining weeks to run out before the new tv season officially begins in mid to late September. This early run is taking the place of CW’s decision to stop its early runs in early September to early October and making us all in the fall spirit now. I hope there’s still a hockey season though :O

  • Networkman

    Stars Earns Stripes is a huge flop. And ABC, please never show Glass House again. It was absolutely horrible. I expect to see Mistresses airing after The Bachelorette next summer.

  • Nikki

    so no news on bunheads and secret life yet??

  • Ike

    @Nikki those are cable shows. You have to wait for cable ratings to come out. These are broadcast ratings. Broadcast = channels you *can* get OVER THE AIR with an antenna. (Sure, you can also watch them on cable and satellite systems but you CAN get them over the air with an antenna too. In other words, the old-fashioned way. Channels that have been around forever, since before cable existed.)

    I guess young people don’t know the difference if they’ve always had cable or satellite.

    On another note — Grimm is not my favorite show, but it has improved a lot since last season. I’m somewhat impressed at the improvement in quality. Needs more Monroe, though.

  • senor chang

    20% isn’t a great drop, but it’s still fairly understandable given Grimm’s terrible lead-in. Besides, a 1.6 is still the highest rating the show’s gotten consistently last season.

    Hopefully, the show will stay steady for the next few weeks and get a nice bump on September 10th post-Voice.

  • Nikki

    @ ike im not a young person by any means.i know what antenna tv is, and im well aware of the different. but usually someone posts those ratings on this thread. thats why i was asking. Every other week they are posted here.

  • Julie


    I think you’ve just gone into the wrong thread. I don’t ever recall seeing Bunheads or Secret Life ratings discussed here in the Broadcast ratings threads.
    But they are in the CABLE ratings thread – which is up now – and the very first comment in there is about Bunheads.

  • William

    Grimm was still awesome despite the ratings, better so far than last season. hopefully the ratings pick up

  • nikki

    Julie I’m pretty sure someone who is on the thread regularly who see the bunheads/secret life ratings comments the numbers but they usually show up here. But I didn’t realize asking about it was gunna be a big deal.

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