ABC’s “Grand Hotel” ended its first season Monday with an uptick in the key adults 18-49 demographic and total viewers from last week’s episode, which aired on Labor Day.
However, the Eva Longoria-produced drama’s Nielsen numbers for its finale were comparable with those the show has been averaging throughout its freshman run this summer, making this not so much a memorable first-season checkout as a steady one in terms of TV ratings.
Due to preemptions for NFL football on ABC stations in Houston and San Francisco/Oakland and the NBC station in New Orleans, the below numbers are subject to adjustment for ABC and NBC when the finals come in later Tuesday.
ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “Bachelor in Paradise” scored a 1.4 rating and 5.3 million Viewers. The “Grand Hotel” Season 1 finale at 10 received a 0.6 and 2.8 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8 and first in viewers with 4.7 million. At 8, “American Ninja Warrior” put up a 0.9 and 5 million viewers. At 10, “Dateline” got a 0.7 and 4 million viewers.
CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.4. CBS was third in viewers with 3.1 million and Fox was fourth with 1.9 million.
For CBS, the “Lip Sync to the Rescue” special at 8 had a 0.5 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, the Fall TV preview settled for a 0.4 and 3 million viewers. Repeats followed.
For Fox, the “So You Think You Can Dance” Top 4 competition managed a 0.4 and 1.9 million viewers.
More to come…