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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  • ddddddddd

    *crosses fingers for up adjustment for The LA Complex*

  • Ike

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

    Unfortunately for Grimm fans, NBC has clearly changed its mind at the last minute. My DVR schedule shows “Go On” and some other sitcom next Monday at 10 p.m. (ET). Maybe reruns of those sitcom pilots again, the ones that got previewed after the Olympics. And if there were still a new episode of Grimm next Monday, NBC would have promoted it at the end of last night’s episode, but they didn’t. They just kept going on and on about Sept. 28. No promo = no more new Monday episodes.

    Maybe the Grimm producers weren’t able to churn out five episodes by now? That’s a lot of TV sausage to produce so early in the season. TV episodes don’t grow on trees. Or maybe NBC just decided they wanted to promote the sitcoms more than they wanted to promote Grimm. Oh well.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Ike – They have the episodes. Production began back in May for the new season.

  • KS

    I hope Grimm goes on for at least one more season.

    BTW, who has watched Revolution pilot? Its amazing with a lot of potential to be a great Sci-Fi show. I hope it escapes the fate of usual genre shows. But I have to tell that, Kripke might not actually be successful with emotions as much he was successful in Supernatural. So, I hope writers’ primary focus lies on mytharc unlike Supernatural.

    I strongly believe that online premiere of Pilot might actually, lower the demo ratings, when its aired on TV.

    Isn’t this the first pilot among the 4 major networks to premiere online? Glad that American TV is evolving and looking forward for more sources of Income.

  • Roger

    My DVR still has Grimm on for next Monday after the Voice maybe NBC promoted the change of Grimm to Fridays to make sure that the fans know in two weeks it will happen

  • RyanCanada

    Last nights Grimm episode was sooo damn good love this show

  • svpike

    Grimms own website has it back on the 28th, TVguide is just not updated yet.

  • DTV

    Happy that LA complex numbers are not going down. Really excellent show last night.

  • Silvio

    NBC changed schedule … again.
    Monday 10th at 10PM is series premiere of The New Normal. It airs in 49-of-50 USA states.
    Then yet another Go On pilot encore at 10:30 PM.

    The New Normal premiere was originally announced for Tuesday 11th 9:30 PM (after Go On Episode 2). I suppose they’ll simply repeat pilot in that timeslot (show’s regular slot).

  • Oliver

    SES didn’t bomb quite as badly as I expected. Unlikely to return next year, though.

    Solid numbers for Grimm given the holiday and the weak lead-in. Not what NBC would have hoped for, but still solid. The holidays clearly had an effect as the CBS comedy reruns were also down.

    Can’t believe NBC have seemingly pulled Grimm from the post-Voice slot at the last minute and now there’s no new Grimm for a week. It was originally scheduled to be repeats of the pilots, then changed to be Grimm, then changed back at the last minute. NBC is such a badly run network. Wonder what they’re planning to show in Grimm’s Friday repeat slot. Be interesting to see Grimm’s ratings when it returns to Friday.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @SVU: that’s the latest info I have too – original Grimm episode on 9/10 after The Voice with the New Normal premiering 9/11 at 9:30p and then a repeat of the premiere Thursday 9/13 at 10pm (and of course, it’s already available online).

  • Nick

    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.

    Hotel Hell is usually on at 8, not 9.


    Isn’t this the first pilot among the 4 major networks to premiere online?

    No. The New Normal premiered first.

  • Carrie

    That’s a series high for The LA Complex

  • Silvio

    According to http://www.nbc.com/schedule/ Grimm is not on for next week. Futon Critic just not updated it yet

  • Oliver

    The first pilots of the season to premiere online were Fox’s Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project. NBC’s Animal Practice and Go On were earlier, but premiered on NBC first during the Olympics. The New Normal was the first NBC show of the season to premiere online, and Revolution is the first drama.

  • PHIL

    Grimm might be on next monday but it will be a repeat, new episodes will be on a Friday

  • VL_Vaughn
  • PHIL

    Grimm is like Chuck, people claim it is a great show but hardly anyone watches it.

  • The End

    I wouldn’t worry about Grimm, one episode doesn’t make or break a series.

    If you’re a Grimm fan, just take it as business as usual. It won’t affect renewal at all.

  • The End

    Also random breaks are pretty much normal. Warehouse 13 and Alphas are on a 2 week break for example. No new episodes till Sept 10th, so Mondays cable ratings posts shouldn’t have much in the way of new shows from Syfy.

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