August 21, 2012

The Sked: Stars Earn Stripes an Even Bigger Bomb

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes is showing all the appeal of host General Wesley Clark’s 2004 Presidential campaign: the show plummeted to a preliminary 1.1 Adult 18-49 rating at 9 pm last night, down from its already weak 1.7 premiere rating last week.  At 8 pm, a repeat America’s Got Talent pulled the identical rating, showing that series has no ability to repeat any longer.  At 10 pm, an original Grimm fought its way to a 1.6 rating, down from the 2.0 last week in this special time period and down to the same level the show finished at last season on Fridays.  For the night, NBC finished with a 1.3 rating, in a three-way tie with ABC and CBS.

FOX earns top honors for the night, a 2.3 rating from 8-10 pm.  Week 2 of Hotel Hell rose to a 2.0 at 8 pm, up a tick from last week, while Hell’s Kitchen turned in a 2.5 at 9 pm, the top broadcast show of the night and probably close to what the preseason Monday Night Football game on ESPN did.

ABC’s Bachelor Pad scored a 1.5 rating from 8-10 pm, up a bit from last week but still way down from last summer.  And The Glass House ended its run last night at 10 pm with a 0.9 rating.

CBS repeats ranged from How I Met Your Mother (1.2), two 2 Broke Girls (1.4 and 1.6), Mike & Molly (1.5) and Hawaii Five-O (1.0).

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.