9:05am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Hotel Hell,' 'Grimm' Lead Slow Labor Day Despite Dips
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.