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.

  • POI

    One of my favourite shows, I’m glad that it’s back. Hoping that they return with growing ratings.

  • POI

    I don’t see how Shark Tank should score higher in the demo. It’s just the network that it’s on that is making the most difference. NBC without The Voice has been on a downward spiral and it’s causing a domino effect. They went from the #1 station in the fall to 4th or 5th (behind Univision) right now.

  • Drudge

    Fashion Star is not that incompatible. It’s mostly females that I know that watch Grimm. If you really think about it, Grimm fits perfectly at a network like CW.

  • CrimTV

    it’ll probably be lower tonight, but when people realise it’s back it will rise again

  • Rick in Denver

    Hate to say this, as I’m a fan of the show and just re-watched all the episodes On Demand to catch back up, but with NBC’s problems and low ratings for most shows, I doubt it’ll be higher than a 1.1. Have no desire to watch Fashion Star, so I’ll probably just catch up with the rest of the shows episodes On Demand.

  • Chris

    I’ll select 1.5-1.6, although I’m also mentally selecting the choices around it…because really, anything from a 1.3 to a 1.8 wouldn’t be surprising for this show on a week-to-week basis.

    Which is still damn good for NBC. Sad, isn’t it?

  • Ultima

    Nothing against the show, but an out-of-the-blue four-month hiatus isn’t going to do it any favors. Another WTF decision by NBC

    Out of the blue? What were you expecting was going to happen when it premiered a month early?

  • ann

    I love Grimm. I think they’ll return at 1.7, slightly better than their mid-season finale.

  • Shepherd


    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.

    You can’t compare a mid-season hiatus to a between season break. There is a huge difference.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Definitely going to be down, the real question as usual is how much down.

    My guess would be a 1.3-1.4, but could be as low as 1.2,

  • Kayla

    I voted 1.4, but I am hoping for higher. The long break will hurt the show.

  • HalCapone

    It’s the Nothing But Crap network. 1.2 or less.

  • Anthony

    You can’t compare a mid-season hiatus to a between season break. There is a huge difference.

    How exactly is there a huge difference? I four month break is a four month break. Especially when you consider that the Grimm producers ended their fall run on a big cliffhanger (much like a season ending episode might).

  • GOM

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why NBC likes put it’s popular shows on 3 to 4 month breaks…..the show is bound to lose viewers. NBC didn’t even show re-runs of GRIMM during the long break to try and snare new viewers and have them on board for the airing of new episodes. It seems like NBC is over GRIMM and wants to get rid of it. We will see what happens

  • Fake Me Out

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I’ll likely say it again in the future … the problem with the 4 month hiatus is it was a failure by NBC to properly manage viewer expectations.

    To say this hiatus is like a summer hiatus or cable hiatus is, IMHO, incorrect. The broadcast season is Sept to May, 9 months. Most broadcast shows take 4~8 weeks off over the Yuletide. NBC took 2 of their better rated shows off for about 16 weeks, 4 months out of that 9 month window. Cable is known for seasons outside that broadcast window and for taking long breaks … we may not like it but we know it’s coming. Fall primetime broadcast TV shows takes the summer off … we may not like it but we know it’s coming.

    I know I didn’t expect this long of a break because I didn’t even think about it until it was announced … I generally don’t spend my time wondering what the schedule of TV shows will be 3 or 4 weeks from now let alone 3-4 months. And that is where NBC failed to properly manage what I should expect for the schedule. To be fair, even if it was announced at the start of the season back in August, how many regular viewers would know? I bet it’s a pretty small percentage of viewers who come to sites like this where they would see such an announcement. I’d also wager that a not insignificant percentage of regular Grimm & Revolution viewers are under the impression they have been canceled since they’ve been gone so long ‘in season’. The old saying ‘outa sight, outa mind’ is what I fear will hurt Grimm in the ratings … oddly it’s what I hope happens to Revolution, a show I also watch, just to stick it to the dunderhead at NBC for making these moves in the first place. Damn monkey!


  • Nick

    Last Man Standing: 1.4
    Malibu Country: 1.2
    Shark Tank: 1.9
    20/20 (R): 0.8

    Undercover Boss: 1.7
    Golden Boy (???): 1.3
    Blue Bloods: 1.4

    Fashion Star: 0.7
    Grimm: 1.6
    Rock Center: 1.2

    Kitchen Nightmares: 1.1
    Touch: 0.7

    Nikita: 0.2
    Cult: 0.2

    Grimm is going to be pretty much even with 1.6. Why is Golden Boy scheduled here? I thought it was staying on Tuesdays? And where is Dateline?

  • Nick

    ^Lol, I meant Nikita: 0.4 above, not 0.2.

  • Carl

    Are the NBC execs being paid off by the other networks to make sure everything fails? It seems like if NBC has a successful show the first thing they do is take it off the air for months so that people will forget about it and lose interest.

  • Charles

    I’m going to say it will get a 1.5

    My low end expectations I think it will be around a 1.2-1.3. My high end expectations will be around a 1.7.

  • aemelia

    I love Grimm and have been waiting impatiently for it to air!!!!
    I think Grimm will be a hit!

    love the show, love Monroe,he is such a cutie!
    I think if anything the hiatus has whet everyone’s appetite for the return!

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