After two weeks of the Olympics dominating the ratings for NBC, Fox nabbed an overall win Monday night with its Gordon Ramsay-centric programming.
The premiere of Ramsay's new "Hotel Hell" beat NBC's new reality competition "Stars Earn Stripes" in the ratings, while his "Hell's Kitchen" premiered in its new time period with a slight ratings bump from its last original three weeks ago, according to preliminary numbers.
Fox took first place in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic and total viewers with a 2.3 rating/7 share and 5.8 million.
"Hotel Hell" at 8 p.m. bowed to a 1.9/6 in the demo and drew 5.1 million total viewers, while "Kitchen" posted a 2.7/7 -- the night's highest performance in the demo -- and drew 6.5 million total viewers, making it the night's most-watched show.
NBC took second place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.8/5 and 5.3 million. The two-hour series premiere of "Stars Earn Stripes" -- which drew criticism from a handful of Nobel Peace Laureates for supposedly glorifying war -- at 8 posted a 1.7/5 in the demo, a 23 percent decline from last summer's premiere of "Love in the Wild" (which, granted, premiered in June).
On the bright side, the "Stars Earn Stripes" premiere was up 55 percent from the network's average in the time period last summer.
The premiere of "Grimm" at 10 was just barely down from October's series premiere but nonetheless took the night's second-highest numbers in the demo (and the second-highest performance for the series overall) with a 2.0/5 and attracted 5.7 million total viewers -- the night's second-highest total viewership.
CBS, which ran repeats Monday night, took third in ratings and total viewers with a 1.3/4 and 4.9 million.
Univision tied CBS for third in ratings and came in fifth in total viewers with a 1.3/4 and 3.4 million.
ABC drew fifth place in ratings and fourth in total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 3.4 million. Its programs saw improvement across the board, starting with "Bachelor Pad" at 8, which inched up 9 percent to a 1.2/4 and received 4 million total viewers. "Glass House" at 10 was up 17 percent in the demo, drawing a 0.7/2, and had 2 million total viewers.