Monday Final Ratings: 'Hotel Hell' & 'Stars Earn Stripes' Adjusted Up; 'Hell's Kitchen' Adjusted Down

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August 28th, 2012

Stars Earn Stripes and Hotel Hell were each adjusted up a tenth while Hell's Kitchen was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, August 27, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Hotel Hell 2.4 7 5.900
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.5 5 4.870
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) 1.3 4 4.380
NBC America's Got Talent -R 0.9 3 4.170
CW The LA Complex 0.3 1 0.650
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang theory -R 2.0 6 6.500
9:00PM FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.9 8 6.870
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.1 5 6.630
NBC Stars Earn Stripes 1.0 3 3.090
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.820
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.6 4 5.970
10:00PM NBC Grimm 1.6 4 4.670
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.1 3 5.060
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 3.140

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Oliver

    The next two weeks before it moves to its normal slot again it has AGT as a lead in.

    The next two weeks Grimm has the finale of Stars Earn Stripes and the premiere of The Voice as lead-in before moving back to Friday.

  • DryedMangoez

    While it would be great if Grimm were doing a little better and great if it gets even the tiniest boost from The Voice in 2 weeks, like as it has been said, it is doing fine. I really don’t get all the doom and gloom comments for Grimm. It’s not a huge hit, but it’s not doing horribly either, especially for NBC.

  • Josh

    For the state that NBC is in now Grimm ratings is ok, but I guess I should tell that to the Heroes fans.

  • Alan

    Well, if The L.A. Complex beats ANTM’s ratings soon, that means they should cancel ANTM asap

  • Joseph

    For those taking some comments about Grimm as hate please get that for some of us they are not.
    Of the 4 Major Networks I look at them as equals, this means that I do not give NBC a pass with weak ratings.
    The Olympics showed us that the broadcast audience has the potential to build if you have the right programming, so seeing Grimm with a 1.6 / 4.67 is pretty crap in my book when a repeat last week of Go On pulled a 1.4 / 4.76.

  • Holly


    As someone who routinely gets accused of hate for arguing the numbers…

    Time and time again we’ve seen that sports audiences are rented audiences. Solid audiences for Saturday football hasn’t meant audiences for any original programming on Saturdays (movies or series). March Madness numbers on Fridays doesn’t mean original programming on Fridays will do better than the other nights.

    Also, you have to acknowledge that even among the four major networks there are different expectations. CBS obviously has higher expectations than other nets (ergo the renewal of Body of Proof, with numbers that would have unquestionably been canceled on CBS or the renewal of Raising Hope which was a at least half a point lower than the canceled Rob).

    Is a 1.6 something to celebrate for NBC? No. But neither is it horrible…. at this point anyway. I still hold out hope that they will recover and be a real network again.

  • Justin

    2 Broke Girls was the 2nd highest rated program on Monday!!!

    Go Kat Dennings Go!

  • Martin

    Awesome repeat ratings for CBS, can’t wait to see what kind of numbers they pull come premiere week, especially the relocated 2 Broke Girls,

    Grimm is doing really well, in relation to the network, if it was on Monday permanent and continued with these ratings it would be renewed by NBC and it is on Friday where expectations are lower and it will probably stay around this level maybe go as low as 1.4 but not that lower, I predict at least 4 season of Grimm, after that, i don’t know.

    Also, how did NBC ever expect Stars Earn Stripes to do anything good at all numbers wise if it follows a repeat of AGT, it probably should of previewed that after the Olympics at some point, maybe closing ceremony, it had many of nights to do it with. Failed opportunity there, know it promoted it a lot but still, could of done more.

  • MJDB

    Monday Final Averages

    Million Viewers = 4.47 Million Viewers
    18-49 Demo Average = 1.3 Average

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Monday Final Averages

    Million Viewers = 4.47 Million Viewers
    18-49 Demo Average = 1.3 Average”

    What is that?

  • Robert

    Grimm is okay…but Once Upon A Time is better!

  • Dennis


    Grimm is far superior then Once Upon a Time

    And Seriously, LOL @ whoever said Grimm will be cancelled by thanksgiving… Just, LOL!!

    Grimm will be on Air for AT LEAST 4 seasons at together!

    It’s numbers are very impressive considering its flop lead in, airing in the summer… It is one of NBC’s top preformers

  • Kieran4

    Glad to see Stars Earn Stripes in the toilet. That’s where that excretable concept belongs. Didn’t think the label “stars” could become even more degraded than it already is, but that’s SES for you.

  • Holly


    It is one of NBC’s top preformers

    Which says a lot more about NBC than it does about Grimm…

  • Dennis


    Still, Grimm is a solid preformer, and has less genere cometition on fridays this year (no supernatural, soon to be no Fringe)

    It will be sticking around for years to come.

    The true test will be to see how well it does after The Voice premiere in 2 weeks…and if it would actually preform well in that slot if Revolution flops

  • xwiseguyx

    As a viewer of both Once Upon a Time and Grimm, i had to give up on Grimm during Season 1. Each week you just had to wierdo killer with super powers and Grimm defeated him. I was intrigued by the backstory – such as the boss and others and their roles in the over scheme of things, but that moved so slowly and was barely mentioned in each episode, that I lost interest. I hope they finally moved things along to make things more clear, but after watching a few minutes of the opening episode, it still appeared that nothing had changed much, but I could be wrong since I didn’t watch the episode..

    Once Upon A Time continues to be unique and impressive with its storytelling and the ratings reflect this.

  • Ryan

    Grimm drew its best ratings in the 18-49 demographic since the series premiere. The show will be moving back to Friday, along with community, which doesn’t get huge ratings but will expose the show to more people in that ever coveted 18 to 49 demographic.

    Friday shows do not need to pull in huge numbers. Plus, grimm has already developed a dedicated cult like fan base, much like Fringe. NBC, outside of their comedies of Park and rec, community, 30 rock, and the office has no good scripted shows. With Grimm, they don’t get huge ratings, but they get steady ratings from a dedicated fan base, which is something NBC will gladly take with its complete lack of successful scripted shows. Plus, NBC isn’t like CBS or ABC. They don’t rollout re branded generic crap, they try to develop original and new themes for their shows, like the event, Awake,

  • Amy

    Once upon a time is a soap opera with cheesy fairy tale romances. That’s why it does well in the demos. I tried it and had to give up half way through it was so boring. Grimm on the other hand has the right amount of humor, drama and mystery with no stupid romance bogging it down. But it’s hard for it to gain new viewers at this stage of the show.

    Anyways hope the ratings go up. The second season is just brilliant.

  • svpike

    I love this season of Grimm so far. People pay no attention to @jake he does this all the time to get to people. Remember sitting in his mommy’s basement with no life gives him alots of time so he has to do something.

  • Ryan

    I got cutoff.

    Anyways, like awake, the event, persons unknown, and Southland. Unfortunately, most of the American public who watch the crap on network tv don’t have the mental capacity to subscribe to shows of substance or creativity. Instead, they watch shows which don’t require thinking from shows that are the same crap formula but with different names like procedural cop shows which have story lines spanning one episode and are completely unrealistic, see every version of csi and NCIS, or horrible laugh track comedies based on a semi dysfunctional family or group of friends, or the quirky relationship comedies, like Frank and Molly and the worst show ever created, Whitney, which makes outsourced look halfway decent…. OK, so nbc has put out some stickers, too.

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