TV Ratings Monday:'Grimm' Down, 'Hotel Hell' Falls, 'Bachelor Pad' Rises, 'Stars Earn Stripes' Finale Hits Series Low

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September 4th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.3/3 1.1/3 1.1/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.8/2 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.359 3.502 4.627 4.088 3.443 0.708


FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49  while CBS was on top in total viewers.

Labor day impacted ratings, with most shows down from last week.

On FOX, Hotel Hell earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating  at 8PM. A second episode, airing in the show's regular 9PM time period, earned a 1.7n among adults 18-49, down 29% from last week's series high of 2.4.

On NBC, the two-hour finale  of  Stars Earn Stripes scored a series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10% from last week's 1.0. Grimm garnered a season low 1.4 among adults 18-49,  down 13% from last week's 1.6.

On ABC, Bachelor Pad  earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating,  up 8%  from last week's 1.3.

On The CW, The LA Complex  matched  last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday September 3, 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
FOX Hotel Hell 1.8/5 4.45
ABC Bachelor Pad (8-10PM) 1.4/4 4.44
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.3/4 4.55
NBC Stars Earn Stripes (8-10PM) - finale 0.9/2 2.88
CW The L.A. Complex 0.3/1 0.77
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.8/5 5.79
FOX Hotel Hell 1.7/4 4.27
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.5/4 5.05
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.3/1 0.65
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.2/3 4.57
NBC Grimm 1.4/4 4.56
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 0.8/2 3.90
ABC Castle - R 0.6/2 3.38

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • Brian

    Grimm will go back up when it returns to its Friday spot. It’ll adjust up in the finals :)

  • Mon

    TNT’s going to love Castle

  • Observer

    Well, Grimm’s heading back to the relative safety of Friday 9pm on Sept 28th (no new episodes till then) so it should be OK.

  • NEK5552

    Considering yesterday was a holiday and a lot of people where doing other things and with the poor lead in. I think Grimm did ok. I hope it gets adjusted up.

  • cc

    And TBBT wins the night.

  • Jon21092929892

    Really bad rating for Grimm, down in the ratings once again. It is failing on Mondays.

  • Paul

    Watch the Revolution pilot and express whether or not you like the pilot. Will it do well?

  • Avery16

    My first thought before the ratings were released was that I wouldn’t be surprised if GRIMM fell a little due to the holiday. That combined with such an awful lead-in, really didn’t allow it to have a good rating. Hopefully it gets adjusted up in the finals.

  • Steven Leitner

    I hope The Voice brings Grimm back up next week.

  • Observer

    @Steven Leitner, according to the promos and tweets by the actors Grimm won’t have a new episode till Sept 28th (Friday).

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Grimm has been getting the same numbers it was doing last season, which is really good considering:

    A) It’s been airing in the summer.
    2) It has a horrible lead-in.
    D) It’s airing on a different night AND time than it normally does.

    If I were NBC I would be satisfied with this little stunt, at least as far as Grimm and its fanbase is concerned.

  • iMember

    There’s still a new episode of Grimm next week. With The Voice as its lead in, it’ll raise much higher!

  • Jd

    Well LA Complex is up again in total viewers. Moving to Mondays randomly didn’t hurt it. CW is paying basically nothing for it, so maybe they’ll renew it just to have something good on in the summer…

  • K


    I don’t think so. According to the announcement after last night’s show. Grimm would not be back until Sept 28.

  • Terry

    Hey welcome back everyone!

    NBC should buy syndication rights for TBBT and air it 5 times a week to help anchor its new shows.

  • Davis

    @Jeff (Canada)…first A, 2, D?

    second… you forgot to mention that script and casting new characters has lost quality as of lately for the show as well

  • TVDude

    According to TV Guide, it will indeed be a new Grimm after The Voice next week.

    It will be neat to see how Grimm does behind The Voice next week. Right now, we can argue that its lead in has been poor, but on NBC, it’s hard to get better than The Voice. Although, next week’s rating will likely set the bar for Revolution’s expectations more so than Grimm’s.

  • Potato

    Eh, whatever. It’s labor day. Anomalies abound

  • OMG

    Grimm holds up well. I think they want to give Grimm extra exposure before it moves back to anchor Fridays for NBC. I think they accomplished that. Surprised to see Bachelor Pad up when most other shows are down.

  • Alan

    Go L.A. Complex! Now I can see it getting a third season.

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