TV Ratings Monday: 'Hell's Kitchen' Cooks Up Season High, 'Grimm' Dips & 'Stars Earn Stripes' Tumbles

Categories: '

Written By

August 28th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 1.6/4 1.4/4 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.1/3 1.4/4 0.8/3 0.8/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.455 5.723 3.670 3.950 3.976 0.761


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

On FOX,  Hotel Hell earned a new series-high 2.3 rating, up three tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Hell's Kitchen scored a season high 3.0 18-49 rating, up four tenths from last week's 2.6.

On NBC, Stars Earn Stripes dipped three tenths from last week's 1.2, earning a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.6 rating, down a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Bachelor Pad matched last week's 1.3 rating.

On The CW, The LA Complex earned a 0.3, flat with its last original

CBS was all repeats for the evening.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

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 2.3 7 5.914
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.5 5 4.934
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) 1.3 4 4.370
NBC America's Got Talent -R 0.9 3 4.156
CW The LA Complex 0.3 1 0.731
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang theory -R 2.0 6 6.415
9:00PM FOX Hell's Kitchen 3.0 8 6.996
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.1 5 6.539
NBC Stars Earn Stripes 0.9 2 2.969
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.791
9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.7 4 6.121
10:00PM NBC Grimm 1.6 4 4.724
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.1 3 5.164
ABC Castle -R 0.7 2 3.187

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • 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," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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.

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

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • NEK38583

    Maybe Grimm will get ajusted up this week like it did last week. At least it is leveling off. NBC must be happy with it, as it is going to be on next monday to. I thought this week was the last monday episode, but the previews said next monday. As long as it stays away from the bear I am happy.

  • Dennis

    Not bad at all for Grimm considering last week it was adjusted up to a 1.7 from 1.6

  • Jon717161

    Oh dear oh dear, Grimm is really flopping in its new Monday timeslot. Rating almost as bad as how Spring Friday episodes were. This is a terrible rating for the show and proof that viewers are not going to be fooled into watching an awful TV show, even with lots of marketing and promotion which NBC did during the Olympics.

    Congratulations Gordon Ramsey on your ratings. Hotel Hell is a hit with its ratings going up and up!!

  • Dennis

    Grimm has 2 more episodes on Monday nights, and the week after next it has The Voice as a lead in, so it should do well on that night

  • Sid

    Hotel is doing really well :D

    LA complex seems to have survived its timeslot change.

  • a p garcia

    I don’t think Grimm had a sood episode last night

  • Dennis


    lol – “Grimm is Flopping” ?? How wrong could you be

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Yeah the preliminary number is the same as last week, which is a good sign. I don’t think the cancellation bear will be catching up with Grimm this season at all. There are MUCH tastier shows on the menu for it this year!

    I think they’ll be showing 2 more Monday episodes (Sept 3rd and 10th) before switching back to Fridays.

  • Hubert

    people are mindless for watching CBS’s repeats so many times. i mean, 2BG aired twice a week since june, so i guess last night episode had it 3th or 4th airing.

    come on people, go for a walk!

  • JD

    Wow LA Complex was up 200 k in overall viewers…that’s pretty awesome considering the random schedule change.

  • John A

    Grimm did fine almost doubled its flop lead in. Its a solid performer by NBC Standards. Fox is doing great with its cooking shows.

  • Tony

    Grimm does absolulty fine with a flop as a lead in, I can’t wait to see how it rates with The Voice as a lead in :)

    It will probably double its total viewers

  • USAmerica1st

    Good Grief, Grimm. Another show running out of gas in season 2?

  • Brian

    @ Jeff

    That’s correct! These are the ratings that the show always needs. It’s only when it gets to 1.2 and lower that the trouble happens. Grimm will be around for many years and the producers (the same ones who did Buffy and Angel) are making sure their show is in great quality as those shows were :)

  • Aerilyn

    Grimm is doing very well. I hope it gets adjusted up again like it did last week. And given its lead-in, Grimm is being a champ for NBC right now, so I don’t see it going anywhere. It has developed itself quite a strong following, so I think when it does go back to Fridays on the 21st of Sept. it’ll stay strong.

    Last night’s episode was another great episode for Grimm as well! I must say, this season is really hitting it out the park.

  • Aerilyn

    Jon717161 and USAmerica1st Don’t you two have anything better to do? You two couldn’t be any more WRONG than you are now. Also, USAmerica1st, Grimm has actually been having a home run season so far.

  • RJ

    Hotel Hell just sealed its renewal.

    The Big Bang Theory enters the lineup, and BAM! Big numbers.

  • Observer

    Grimm is doing just fine, and when it moves back to it’s comfy Friday spot will be even further from the Bear’s hungry jaws.

    LAComplex. It must be soooooooooooooooooooo cheap to buy from up North.

  • Mon

    Looks like TBBT brought everything on CBS (well except H50) up last night. Good job!

    You have to consider that some people who watch repeats are first-time watchers. Life’s too busy to watch everything on just the first airing.

  • cc


    They’re probably a OUAT fan, hoping to see Grimm fail.

    I just hope with this early airing of new Grimm’s, more episodes are made, or there’s gonna be some long breaks and/or too many reruns, which will kill any momentum.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures