Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Grimm' & 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up; 'Cult' & 'Fashion Star' Adjusted Down & Final Basketball Numbers

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April 1st, 2013


Grimm and Shark Tank were each adjusted up a tenth while Fashion Star and Cult were each adjusted down a tenth  among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.  

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 29, 2013:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament Oregon vs. Louisville (8-9:30PM) 1.7/7 5.96
ABC Happy Endings 0.9/3 2.97
FOX Kitchen Nightmares - R 0.9/3 2.61
NBC Fashion Star 0.7/3 2.84
CW Nikita 0.4/1 1.22
8:30 ABC Happy Endings 0.7/3 2.29
9:00 ABC Shark Tank (9-10:01PM) 1.8/6 6.19
NBC Grimm (9-10:01PM) 1.4/4 4.86
FOX Touch 0.5/2 2.37
CW Cult 0.1/0 0.54
9:30 CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament (9:30-9:46PM) 1.5/5 4.80
10:00 CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament Duke vs. Michigan (9:46-12:13AM) 2.3/8 7.11
ABC 20/20 (10:01-11PM) 1.4/4 5.89
NBC Rock Center 0.8/3 4.16

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.




  • ethan

    wow at cult. Good for Nikita. hehe touch is a joke.

  • Norma


    Let me do the math for you because you seem to be incapable of it. Nikita beats 3 of CW shows and its only 0.1 or 0.2 under Dixie and Beast even had same ratings as them. Nikita is a show in its 3rd season on a friday and still managed that.

  • alexjones

    don’t get me wrong cult’s ratings are truly pathetic, but I don’t think it’s going to hit a 0.0 before season’s end, last friday’s ratings were likely partially due to it being good friday, it’ll probably go back up to 0.2 next week, it’ll be cancelled make no mistake but I don’t think it’s going to quite reach 0.0.

  • Adrian

    I really want to see a show hit 0.0 Too bad it has to be Cult.

    Grimm is doing amazing on Friday. A third and therefore fourth seasons seem certain at this point.

  • CBSviewer

    Why Cult is still on the air ? 0.1 seriously ?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    CBSViewer: They’ve only got six weeks or so left. Why bother to pull it even to put on repeats of something better? It’s on Fridays. They’ve got worse problems.

    I don’t think it will hit 0.0 either. My guess is it will do between .1 and .3. Who even cares?

    Nikki: Nikita isn’t the problem. The CW is the problem. If it had an audience for almost ANY of its shows, Nikita would be doing better, even if it was still at the bottom of the CW. And now it’s not even at the bottom: Cult is and TCD is heading there – in season one. That REALLY shows how bad the CW is as a network.

    Which is why they have no choice but to cancel all four low-rated shows (EO, Cult, TCD and BATB) and replace them. If they renew any of those four, they’ll just be in worse shape next season. I’d cancel HoD as well, but they probably won’t.

  • MichaelChickless

    Good for Grimmsters, or at least better.

    Fringe looks like a FOX Friday juggernaut in comparison to Touch!

  • CrimTV

    That newsmagazine show, “CW Now” did actually hit a 0.0 for The CW but never a scripted original yet

  • Flame

    @Bee, who wrote on Page 2: “WOOOOO! happy endings was the #1 scripted show in the 8PM hour! RUNAWAY HIT! :)”

    -> and I actually wonder why ABC hasn’t thrown out a press release stressing just that :)

  • CrimTV

    @CrimTV (myself)

    My mistake, CW Now didn’t hit a 0.0

    ” CW Now actually beat another record low, on February 3, 2008. The episode received a 0.1/0 in the 18-49 demo, a 0.3/0 in the households, and only 349,000 viewers.”

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    Cult is a really good show, i don’t get why people never gave it a chance. I watch the show but what a big flop!!!! I don’t think it can get any lower than this. And stop whining about Emily Owens, it had better ratings but that doesn’t mean it stops being a flop that constantly pulled 0.3s and 0.4s, It deserved being canceled the same way Cult will be canceled.

  • Melissa


    That newsmagazine show, “CW Now” did actually hit a 0.0 for The CW but never a scripted original yet

    I think CW Now got a 0.0 HH rating at one point.

  • thesnowleopard

    Ouch at Cult, but I can see why. It’s a tough show to advertise and the CW hasn’t done a very good job at it, either.

    Good to see Grimm adjusted up to its usual number. Not that it was in any danger.

    Poor Touch, but this could also be bad news in general for FOX. It used to be the network could afford to cancel shows at a much higher rating because its average was so high. Now it’s at the point where the higher CW shows, and even some of the middling performers, are regularly trouncing its lowest performers. The CW couldn’t even approach FOX’s lowest points before. Now, they’ve got overlap. Good for the CW. Not so good for FOX.

    Do you think those of you who are here just for Nikita could attempt some basic courtesy and not insult people who are commenting on its ratings in a way that displeases you? Do try. You’re all starting to sound like Bondoel.

  • Tom

    @ Carrie

    “damn, even The LA Complex never went that low….”

    Actually, the LA Complex scored a 0.1 in the demo with 0.44 million viewers for episode 02-03 which aired on Tuesday, 07/31/12. So, it’s a dead heat. So far as I’m concerned though, regardless of what ratings Cult receives, the LA Complex still by far represents the single worst program to have been broadcast in the early 21st century. What’s at least as pathetic is that after the LA Complex was merifully cancelled in Canada, the CW unsucessfully tried to keep that atrocity in production without the Canadian network that had broadcast the show. It was then that I decided that the CW would stoop to any lengths to make a buck.

  • Jane

    A huge round of applause for Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and the rest of Fake Empire. You’ve reached another milestone.

  • thesnowleopard

    I thought so. That was still in the summer, though. Then again, it was also last year and the lower CW ratings seem to drop a good bit from season to season.

  • Ashley

    Yea….GRIMM!!! I’m just happy for any adjustment up.

  • cris

    Cult 0 ouch! bye bye
    GO GRIMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave

    So Fake Empire went from having for CW shows to only one likely to return :D

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