Ratings: Grimm Down as Stars Earn Stripes Audience Goes AWOL

NBC’s Stars In Stripes reality competition stumbled in its latest deployment this Monday, dropping more than 30 percent week-to-week to command just 3.55 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating. (Last Monday the show opened the night with a two-hour premiere; here, it aired at 9 o’clock after an America’s Got Talent repeat.)

Stars‘ dishonorable downturn in turn set up Grimm for a decrease, with the freshman drama sliding 13 and 20 percent to under 5 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating. Reminder: Grimm gets two more Monday originals before reclaiming its regular Fridays-at-9 time slot. Also, NBC is repeating these Monday episodes on Friday, where in its first week Grimm added 1.9 million viewers to its premiere audience.

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Elsewhere on Monday, Fox’s Hotel Hell warmed up a bit to 5.2 mil and a 2.0, while Hell’s Kitchen (6.2 mil/2.5) dipped a few percentage points (yet still led the night in both measures). ABC’s Bachelor Pad (4.8 mil/1.5) and Glass House (2.8 mil/0.9) are right now looking at double-digit gains, yet those numbers will be adjusted once NFL pre-emptions are subtracted out.

Oh, and The CW’s Remodeled inched up a hair to 474,000 viewers and a 0.2.

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25 Comments
  1. Maggie says:

    that’s a major bummer about Grimm, I thought last night’s episode was excellent!! this show is a total anomaly, it actually does better on Fridays, that’s crazy!

  2. leigh says:

    I’ve never watched the show but it seems too early to be airing shows outside of the premier dates of the other shows. In a sad way giving Grimm an earlier premier has hurt it. I guess with the network being NBC it was worth a try but hopefully it will get better.

  3. Velvet says:

    Grimm was awesome. A lot of people go on vacation the week before Labor Day. People could be confused about the schedule change. Whatever, Grimm is strong.

  4. Velvet says:

    The Captain has a pretty awesome physique. We got to see a whole lot of that.

  5. BH says:

    Dang! Stars Earn Stripes fell hard. I wish Grimm had a decent lead-in for once.

  6. Morgan says:

    Not good news about my baby Grimm. I think that the network should rethink it being on Mondays – too many other shows on (some that I watch). It played better on Fridays!!

  7. Irishgirl says:

    I hope they bring back the original opening when they move it back to Fridays. I seriously don’t like the opening they’ve aired during the last two episodes.

    • Aprilcot says:

      Argh, thank you! I’ve said that the past two weeks! I love this show and I think the new opening is lame. My husband doesn’t really follow the show and even he thought the new opener was stupid.

      • liddad says:

        I kind of like it, but it needs to be shorter, and the lack of a Hexenbeast flashing up during the “GRIMM” Title card makes it so much less scary!

      • tripoli says:

        I agree also. I liked the slightly ominous, simplicity of the original opening. We don’t need the premise of the show explained during the opening.

    • znachki says:

      It’s the voiceover. The visuals are OK, but that voiceover is cheesy.

    • Mikael says:

      I thought the original opening was fine too, but I can see why they made this new one. They’re probably trying to catch new viewers up. I think after a few weeks, they should take it away.

  8. Jake says:

    Grimm rocks..One of the best shows on TV IMO. Plus it is filmed in my home state.

  9. Larry says:

    NBC better do something fast. Stars Earn Stripes is dragging down Grimm -it’s a terrible lead-in.. They need to find a replacement ASAP before the audience turns to other shows. Bad move, NBC -BAD MOVE!! Put Stars Earn Stripes AFTER Grimm or you have no chance salvaging all the promotion during the Olympics.

  10. Michelle says:

    This further proves that NBC is run by idiots. Grimm is their one show that actually has a change of becoming a semi-decent hit and it’s getting dragged down by reality rubbish. Hopefully the ratings will stabilize once Grimm returns to Friday.

  11. For Pete’s sake!! Switch the order of the two shows. Put Grimm first so we can enjoy it without having to wait through that lame show. Who knows, the lead in may even give it a few more viewers. I doubt it, but stranger thiings have happened. Grimm deserves to be treated with more respect!!

    • Kay says:

      That’s EXACTLY what NBC should have done! Air Grimm at 9 pm after the AGT repeat, and then Stars Earn Stripes at 10 pm. As it is, we’ll probably never know how Grimm would do with a lead-in better than itself. :(

  12. Stars Earn Stripes is pretty much the worst concept for a reality television show (and with the crap that’s on TV nowadays, that’s saying a lot). We have real heroes fighting in real wars. You want to earn your stripes stars? Join the service. Otherwise stick to dancing and skating and whatever the hell else you do when you become a has been. Epic fail NBC.

  13. I TRIED giving Grimm a chance. I really did. But it’s just bad.

    If these ratings are any indication, NBC is looking at yet another season of “same old, same old”.

  14. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I guess I missed some news about their schedule change. I thought NBC was all excited to have Grimm air on Friday nights this Fall with Community and Whitney as its lead-in? Isn’t that what they said last spring, that Community would be the perfect lead in for Grimm? If they are showing new episodes now in August on Mondays, what are they planning to do on Friday nights in October when Community finally starts airing? Some crap new reality dating show? Grimm reruns? (Ha, there’s a double meaning in that). They seem to be trying so hard to kill off Community in the most painful way possible.

  15. Kiki says:

    Who’s going to be there when Grimm moves back to Fridays? I follow TV probably a little too religiously and was absolutely stunned to learn the show had premiered early. Still don’t know what happened with Nick’s reunion with his mom or how the hell the GF woke up. Are they starting from the beginning of the season on Friday and pretending we all saw the summer eps?