Will the Ratings for the Spring Premiere of 'Grimm' be Grim? - Poll

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March 8th, 2013

Grimm Season 2

Grimm returns tonight after a four month hiatus. The question is whether its audience will return as well. In its favor: a passionate fanbase, weak competition from Touch and fellow genre show Cult. Also, the show finally has an original lead-in, though it is the extremely incompatible Fashion Star. Working against it: going head-to-head with Friday's powerhouse Shark Tank, being off the air for so long, and airing on NBC in spring 2013. Its fall finale earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. How will it do tonight? Make your predictions.

  • Jazz


    Agreed. This is a dark show and I think it is best for the cooler months. I don’t know when Awake aired last year but it just seemed too dark for the time of year I tried to watch it. Very smart though.


    Grimm went on a long break last year (not this ridiculously long) and I felt they came back much much stronger. The show does not fall solely on the back of the lead grimm guy anymore and they are fleshing out the other characters more. They gel. I thought his wife? gf? was a drip but now they are doing more with her. I felt season 2 opened very, very strong and wished it had higher ratings. But it was still summer out. Not Grimm time.

    I could tell NBC was behind Grimm and Revolution as they were both heavily promoted at Comic Con. I had no interest in Revolution as they had some old car with plants growing out of it and I was like hunh? Strangely, I tuned in and am sort of looking forward to its return.

    Both Touch and Community disappointed me after long awaited returns so I don’t have high hopes for Grimm. I hope it does not disappoint as well. This show really should have returned a month ago.

    But, I am hoping with Grimm returning now and Revolution coming back in a few weeks we should see an uptick in the ratings for NBC overall. It’s hard to know what NBC is doing if you don’t watch them or only watch one show. I watched Deception this year until Community returned. Smash seemed heavily promoted for a while and now I am seeing more ads for Grimm and Revolution but I don’t watch enough on NBC to see what else is new or happening.

  • richard

    anyway, like this show. NBC has 2 ahows I watch. Parenthood and Grimm. And I did start watching the office again this season (i still refuse to watch season 8 as long as i live).

    i also like breaking bad (even though it isn’t nearly as good as it was in its first 2 or 3 seasons,) which has Hal from Malcolm in the middle, which is my favorite show, and Dexter is pretty good too (season 7 was probably their best season, which is weird that it followed their worst. dexter books are really good too)

    Justified is probably the best show on tv. Graham Yost is a genuis. I’ve read some elmore Leonard, and Graham Yost really does great service to him. Justified was created for TV by Graham Yost, who created the greatest tvshow of all time, Booomtown (2002-2003), which was on NBC.

  • John A

    Really was stupid not to give it lets say 3-4 more episodes to avoid that big break.

  • Shepherd

    oh, and even though Touch’s numbers are lower than Fringe, I think it will be abut the same amount of competition as Fringe; less, but within a small margin. So Touch was a wash in my calculations.

    GB – 1.1-1.2
    ST – 1.5-1.7
    touch – .7-.8
    Cult – .3
    Grimm – 1.1-1.2

  • Red Jane

    Not sure a huge hiatus was such a great idea while GRIMM had a good momentum… Now it is back to fight for meagre Friday ratings against 4 other original shows all pretty much targeting a similar audience… At least GRIMM is the best one by far… so good luck…

  • Mon

    I’d say 1.5-1.6 for Grimm is about right. The Golden Boy special
    airing won’t be very far behind at 1.3-1.4.

  • Shepherd

    Ok, Last post. I forgot to add that regardless of what happens, tonight’s ratings will probably be the most interesting Friday ratings in a long time.

  • Ray

    Is there enough of a sample size for shows that have had effectively split seasons such that one can say a 3/4-month break typically costs a show x.x points?

  • Simon

    Didn’t Grimm go on a long hiatus during Season 1? If I’m recalling rightly, it didn’t suffer as much as people thought it would. If I’m right, then lightning could strike twice.

    Besides it’d have to fall pretty hard to be in any danger of cancellation which is almost guaranteed at this point after hitting that 2.0 demo for the Halloween episode.

  • PurpleDrazi

    “Is there enough of a sample size for shows that have had effectively split seasons such that one can say a 3/4-month break typically costs a show x.x points?”

    Not sure that would really work since there are many other factors envolved. For example most shows tend to slip in the spring anyway so who’s to say it was the long break or the usual spring time slump. Also, a lot of shows were on a downward trend before they took a break.

  • Ray


    It would be less than exact but a large enough sample would even out individual factors to some extent. You would need to subtract the customary spring decline and could also work in those downward trends before the break.

    All the data points are there and in our online world every community and activity that makes use of numbers has its geeks who crunch numbers. Just wondering if anyone here knew of any such endeavor/results.

  • Bella Bellini

    I love Grimm! But has NBC been promoting it at all? I haven’t noticed although I watch it on Canadian TV.

    I think the long hiatus will hurt the ratings. So I predict a 1.4. What was the reasoning for such a long break?

  • Caine

    Grimm is a GREAT show that unfortunately may have lost its momentum with the extended lay off. The best thing to have done was to bring it back in February, like AMC did with The Walking Dead. Although I’m a huge fan of the show, I know I was itching for new episodes then far more than I am now.

  • sarah nz

    choose 1.5-1.6, never watched the show so a wide eyed guess.

  • PurpleDrazi

    “Justified was created for TV by Graham Yost, who created the greatest tvshow of all time, Booomtown (2002-2003), which was on NBC.”

    He’s also an executive producer on THE AMERICANS. Another great show more people should be watching.

  • Ekras

    2.5 easy…..

  • cimmer

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Grimm. I really enjoy the show but I have no idea what NBC was thinking with a four month hiatus for a mildly popular show. They should have treated it much more kindly and thanked their lucky stars they had something that was not only doing ‘well’ but doing well on a Friday. Knuckleheads.

  • Anthony

    What kind of a idiot network puts a show on hiatus from NOVEMBER TO MARCH?

    Lots of networks put shows on that long of a hiatus, including EVERY broadcast network, EVERY summer. But also HBO and AMC both put their big hits on big hiatus’ between seasons (Sometimes up to TEN months), yet their shows do just fine.

  • debsafan

    I’m a 60 year old female and my 59 female friend can’t wait for Grimm to start it’s new season. Never miss a show. Love it. I’m from Tx and she’s from Penn. We think it’s one of the best shows on TV.

  • s0303

    i like grimm, but the hiatus is going to hurt it…1.3-1.4…hope i’m being too pessimistic :)

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