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 upstairs/downstairs drama’s Nielsen numbers for its finale were comparable with those that the show has averaged 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/5 share 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/6 and 5.3 million viewers. The “Grand Hotel” Season 1 finale at 10 received a 0.6/3 and 2.8 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and first in viewers with 4.7 million. At 8, “American Ninja Warrior” put up a 0.9/4 and 5 million viewers. At 10, “Dateline” got a 0.7/3 and 4 million viewers.
CBS, Fox, Telemundo and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CBS was third in viewers with 3.1 million, Fox was fourth with 1.9 million, Univision was fifth with 1.2 million and Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.
For CBS, the “Lip Sync to the Rescue” special at 8 had a 0.5/3 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, the CBS Fall TV preview settled for a 0.4/2 and 3 million viewers. Repeats followed.
For Fox, the “So You Think You Can Dance” Top 4 competition managed a 0.4/2 and 1.9 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 1 million. At 8, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” got a 0.2/1 and 1.2 million viewers. A second episode at 8:30 received a 0.2/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Whose Line Is It Anyway” had a 0.2/1 and 924,000 viewers. A repeat followed.