After some weeks off thanks to the London Olympics, there were some reasons to be curious about the ratings from Monday night. We had “Hell’s Kitchen” returning, “Hotel Hell” and “Stars Earn Stripes” premiering, the second season of “Grimm” starting up, and “Bachelor Pad” continuing to flounder in its own filth.
Fox – “Hotel Hell” actually had the best new premiere of the summer in a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is better than most “Kitchen Nightmares” from this spring but worse than any of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competitions. If it keeps this number, we wouldn’t be stunned to see a season 2.
Meanwhile, “Hell’s Kitchen” returned to a beastly 2.7 that is up from its last new episode weeks ago. Talk about devoted fans!
NBC – For the Peacock, the debut of “Stars Earn Stripes” was enough to merit a 1.7 rating, which is not necessarily terrible — but also not great considering all the promotion this show got in the Olympics. Did all the boycotts do something? Maybe.
The season premiere of “Grimm” was more of a clear win, as it posted a 2.0 rating that was the show’s best since its series premiere last fall. It also had is highest over viewership (in 5.7 million viewers) since January. All of this bodes well for the show’s future moving forward, even if fans had to adjust to a temporary timeslot on Monday nights. (Remember, this show is also a DVR beast.)
ABC – The good news? “Bachelor Pad” and “The Glass House” improved. The bad news? They still did terrible. A 1.2 for the “Bachelor” offshoot still makes you wonder if this part of the franchise is dead, while a 0.7 for “The Glass House” proves this show took far too long to get interesting.
What did you watch on Monday? We want to hear from you below! If you missed our review of “Hotel Hell,” you can check it out at this link.