grimm-s2-premiere-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

The Season 2 premiere of “Grimm” got a bit of a boost from its heavy promotion during NBC’s Olympics coverage, scoring its second-highest adults 18-49 rating ever on Monday.

NBC’s other premiere, “Stars Earn Stripes,” had a somewhat more modest start. FOX’s “Hotel Hell” put up decent premiere numbers, but not on the level of Gordon Ramsay’s other shows.  

Thanks to a solid performance from “Hell’s Kitchen,” FOX led Monday’s ratings pack with 5.8 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/5 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.1/5) was not far off the pace in second. CBS (4.9 million, 3.2/5) came in third, and ABC (3.4 million, 2.4/4) finished fourth. The CW  drew 606,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

FOX also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. NBC took second with a 1.8, half a point better than CBS’ 1.3. ABC averaged 1.1 in the demo and The CW 0.2.

]]>8 p.m. NBC: “Stars Earn Stripes” series premiere (5.3 million viewers, 3.2/5 households)
FOX: “Hotel Hell” series premiere (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (4.4 million, 2.9/5)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: “Bachelor Pad” (4.2 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: “Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga” rerun (820,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Hotel Hell” (1.9) 9 p.m. FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (6.5 million, 3.7/6)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.85 million, 3.1/5)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (5.3 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “Stars Earn Stripes” series premiere (5 million, 2.9/4)
ABC: “Bachelor Pad” (3.9 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Remodeled” (392,000, 0.3/0) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.7) 10 p.m. NBC: “Grimm” season premiere (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “The Glass House” (2.1 million, 1.4/2) 18-49 leader: “Grimm” (2.0) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter