GRIMM Season 2 Premiere is Ratings Win for NBC

GRIMM Season 2 Premiere is Ratings Win for NBC

From 10-11 p.m. ET, the second season premiere of GRIMM (2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall) captured its second highest 18-49 rating ever and highest since the show's series premiere October 28, 2011. In total viewers, "Grimm" delivered its biggest overall audience since January 20. "Grimm" finished within a tenth of a point of its year-ago series premiere during the higher-viewership period of late October and is up versus the show's first season premiere May 18 by 25 percent (2.0 vs. 1.6).

In the time period, "Grimm" ranked #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in all key ratings categories,, beating the ABC-CBS combined rating in adults 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.2 for CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" encore and 0.7 for ABC's original "Glass House").

The special early premiere of "Grimm" beat NBC's average in this slot last summer by 67 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 2.0 vs. a 1.2, "live plus same day non-sports"). "Grimm" also topped what NBC averaged in the time period during the 2011-12 traditional season by 25 percent (2.0 vs. 1.6).

Keep in mind that last season, "Grimm" originals added an average 69 percent to these next-day "live plus same day" 18-49 ratings when Nielsen issued "live plus seven day" results.

· From 8-10 p.m. ET, the debut of "Stars Earn Stripes" (1.7 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall) ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and virtually all other key categories ahead of ABC's original "Bachelor Pad" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) and CBS's comedy encores (1.4/4, 4.8 million viewers overall). Versus NBC's average in this time period last summer, "Stars Earn Stripes" is up 55 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.7 from a 1.1, "live plus same day," non-sports). Excluding the two Olympic weeks, these are NBC's top 18-49 and total-viewers results in the slot since July 2.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3.

· With guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and musical guest Norah Jones, "Tonight" scored its highest Monday rating in metered market households since February 6, the night after the Super Bowl.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· With guests Meredith Vieira, Kevin Durant and James Harden, Big Ang and musical guest Needtobreathe, "Late Night" scored its highest Monday rating in metered market households since February 6, the night after the Super Bowl.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

For the Week:

· NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympic Games from London has dominated the week of August 6-12 in all key ratings categories, propelling the network to an average 7.9 rating, 23 share in adults 18-49 and 26.1 million viewers overall and boosting NBC to #2 rankings for the broadcast year to date in 18-49 and total viewers, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.




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