TV Ratings: 'Hotel Hell,' 'Grimm' Lead Slow Labor Day Despite Dips
"Bachelor Pad" gets a modest boost as it approaches the season's end, while "Stars Earn Stripes" falls again during its finale.
Sandwiched between primetime coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Labor Day Monday was a predictably sleepy one for broadcast networks.
Fox led the night with back-to-back episodes of Hell's Kitchen, posting a 1.8 and 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 at 8 and 9 p.m. respectively. The network averaged a 1.7 adults rating and 4.4 million viewers.
Univision earned a 1.4 adults right for the night, while CBS encores fared well, posting the night's biggest audience (4.6 million viewers) and averaging a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49.
A two-hour Bachelor Pad was up a tenth of a point on ABC, posting a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 before an encore of Castle (0.6 adults rating). Pad was at its highest since the season premiere, giving the network a 1.1 adults rating for the night and 4.1 million viewers.
NBC also averaged a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 with the season finale of Stars Earn Stripes (down a tenth of a point for a 0.9 adults rating) and a new episode of Grimm (down two tenths of a point for a 1.4 adults rating). The network also averaged 3.4 million viewers.
The L.A. Complex brought in a 0.3 rating with 18-49-ers on The CW.