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

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August 28th, 2012

Scoreboard FOX CBS UNI NBC ABC CW
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

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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
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8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.0 6 6.415
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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
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9:30PM CBS Mike and Molly -R 1.7 4 6.121
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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

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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.

 

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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.

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Definitions:

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.

 
  • Percysowner

    @cc OUAT Isn’t going against Grimm, so no fan would care. Maybe a crazed Nikita lover? Grimm goes against Nikita and Fringe when it moves to Friday.

  • Jake

    @Dennis
    Personally I think Grimm probably do about the same as last year no boast.
    In I think majority of the Fringe or SPN fans that may tune into it don’t have a Nielson box.

  • Lisa

    I gave Fringe and Grimm a shot, I like Fringe but don’t see the hype for Grimm.

  • American

    What I’m most surprised about is that 2BG repeated better than TBBT. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just that it’s odd…

  • Alan

    GO LA COMPLEX! I thought it would have lower ratings because a lot of people didn’t found out about the move to Mondays

  • Justin

    I guess Craigy’s studio didn’t really help anything out.

  • Hugh

    Wow Gordon is the king of the summer

  • huldu

    Grimm is just terrible. I said that from the start. Obviously people still watch it and that is quite amazing. I for one could not make it past the third episode… Awful show is awful.

  • Dennis

    @huldu In you opinion…

    Grimm is already growing a big fanbase, and the reviews of the show are getting better and better.

    The first few episodes were dull but it had gained serious momentum.
    Best show on Network tv by far

  • Christina

    @observer… don’t be hating… how about giving, The L.A. Complex a chance

  • penelope

    grimm is 1 of the few shows that offer offer something unique. i hope it does not get cancelled.

  • Martine

    They need to put Grimm back on Fridays. i hope they don’t kill off the last show i am willing to watch by doing this stupid stunt.

  • Martine

    Once they put Grimm back on Fridays things will improve. its not the kind of show that appeals to eveyone, as most people prefer to watch some idiot yell at his employees at a hotel, or else watch yet another skankily dressed Buffy rip off. But there are some people who really enjoy something more intense thats still family oriented. I prayed they would’t try to do this Monday thing, especially so late at night…

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