TV Ratings Friday:'Happy Endings' & 'Shark Tank' Rise, 'Grimm' Up, 'Vegas' Sinks & 'Nikita' Down

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April 6th, 2013

Grimm April 5

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/6 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.177 8.937 3.670 2.285 0.924

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 while was CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM up 22 percent from last week’s 0.9. A second episode at 8:30 scored a 1.0 up 43 percent from last week’s  0.7 Shark Tank garnered a 2.1, up 22 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  20/20 earned a 1.8 up 29 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up 14 percent from a 1.4 on March 8. The timeslot premiere of Vegas garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 40 percent from a 1.5 on February 21. Your predictions were far too optimistic. Blue Bloods scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating even with its most recent new episode on March 15.

On NBC Fashion Star scored a 0.6 down 14 percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Grimm earned a1.5 up 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center garnered a 0.7 down 13 percent from last week's 0.8 among adults 18-49.

On Fox, Touch earned a 0.6 up 20 percent from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.3 down 25 percent from last week's  0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cult scored a 0.2 up 100 percent from last week's 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 5, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.6/6 8.45
ABC Happy Endings 1.1/4 3.30
FOX Kitchen Nightmares - R 0.7/3 2.17
NBC Fashion Star 0.6/2 2.58
CW Nikita 0.3/1 1.26
8:30 ABC Happy Endings 1.0/4 2.67
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.1/7 6.77
NBC Grimm 1.5/5 4.96
CBS Vegas 0.9/3 7.59
FOX Touch 0.6/2 2.40
CW Cult 0.2/1 0.59
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.8/6 5.78
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/5 10.77
NBC Rock Center 0.7/2 3.48


via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • BigBrotherFan

    Is that BREE TURNER in that pic above? I had no idea she was on GRIMM..Maybe I’ll watch it now. I love her! She was in my all time favorite MASTERS OF HORROR epiosde.

  • tahina

    RIP Vegas..(:

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Than i agree with you. BUT only if cbs really want to move TM or h5p there. I still think they will premiere new drama on friday as awlays.

  • Katie

    Was switching Vegas to Friday instead supposed to help the ratings? They were way better on the show’s original night. I barely saw any advertisements so I didn’t even know it was on last night.

  • thesnowleopard

    Yikes at Vegas. So much it’s finding a niche on Fridays. Burnoff it is.

    Grimm looks good. Guess Cult has found its audience, such as it is. It doesn’t appear to be sinking anymore, anyway.

  • Doug

    LMS will probably be renewed, while MC will probably be cancelled. Man, some of the logic on this board is just… wow.

    HE’s ratings going up are probably an indication that more of its fans realized it was airing on Friday. Or it was a anomaly, and they will go back down next week. I wouldn’t read anything into what ABC or Sony will do with the show based on these numbers. Although, if we are comparing to LMS and Mc (as so many on this thread are), I would wage $100 that HE stomped both of those in younger demos.

  • Taylor

    BigBrotherFan, Yes, Bree Turner is a series regular on Grimm. She started out as a recurring guest-star around episode 15 last season, but they promoted her to series regular status shortly after NBC renewed Grimm for a second season last year. Her series regular status didn’t start until the start of season 2 though.

    As for Grimm’s ratings, I’m glad that it was up .1 this week, especially since I absolutely loved last night’s episode. Hopefully, Grimm will be adjusted up in the final ratings, or at least not be adjusted down. Grimm really is on island of its own on Friday nights. If it weren’t for Grimm, I don’t think that NBC would even break the 1.0 barrier in the demos. I’m so glad that Grimm is a self-starter since it’s never really had a compatible lead in, unless you count this year’s Halloween episode which had Mockingbird Lane for a lead in.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Katie

    No ! Vegas was dead before moving to Friday. The reason it moved is because CBS thought Golden Boy had better chances on Tuesday at 10.
    No Shows can improve their ratings on Friday only “Old” Shows can survive there.

  • Rebecca

    Yep, that’s Bree Turner, as @Taylor said. She plays the creature-pharmacy-herb-shop owner (creature sister to the deceased owner from some time last season) and girlfriend of Monroe the helpful Bludblad (best character in Grimm). I had not seen her in anything else before, but she’s good in Grimm.

  • Jamey

    its been stated NUMEROUS times that ABC never canceled Cougar Town. its a moot point now, but I still don’t like people to be wrong when it comes to Cougar Town :)

  • Spartacus 6666

    Vegas all but dead. Cult decapitated. Good for Grimm. Nikita will be renewed anyway. Spartacus best show on tv.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Thanks! I’m gonna start watching it now. I really like her!

  • Mickey 1.0

    @Petar Ivanov

    H5O has a point only if CBS will move it to friday next season.

    I certainly hope they don’t move it to Friday next season. It’s never a good sign when a show is moved to The Night Where Shows Go To Die.

  • Joseph A

    Vegas needed to use a historical timeline , in a similar fashion to Mad Men , and The Wonder Years ,

    Vegas would have been better if it did a better job at playing up the 1950’s , one year at a time

  • Taylor

    BigBrotherFan, I absolutely loved last night’s episode of Grimm, and one of the reasons why I loved it so much is because Bree Turner’s character, Rosalee, played a big part in the episode by being the one who got the main character, Nick to investigate a lawyer who was working on the court case that she was serving on the jury for. Plus, Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe) had a ton of great moments in the episode, but then again Silas always has quite a few great moments on the show. :)

    Grimm was the first thing that I ever saw Bree Turner in, but I recently watched a season 5 episode of Rules of Engagement that Bree Turner guest-starred in, and I thought she did a fantastic job in that episode, but I digress. Anyway, I really am thrilled that Grimm’s ratings were up last night, because last night’s episode is definitely on the list of my all-time favorite episodes of Grimm now. :)

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  • Jon

    Well if there was any lingering doubt about Vegas, last nights ratings should pretty much be the answer. Not sure why it couldn’t inspire an audience to watch it. I’ve championed it all year. Love the show. I find it interesting that 20/20, a news program consistently beats Blue bloods in the demo.

  • thesnowleopard

    It did have an audience, just not one in the right demos. And now it’s bleeding even that. It was probably dead even before it moved anyway, but it looks as though no Blue Bloods revival will be occurring even on Fridays.

  • Rebecca

    Yep, Bree was in that Rules of Engagement episode….I looked up her filmography on the IMDB site and saw that one listed – I must have seen it since I’ve seen all of RoE thus far. Looks like she has been in a lot of tv & movies I’ve seen or am familiar with (The Ugly Truth, Raising Hope, The Mentalist, Ghost Whisperer, Las Vegas, Cold Case, Moesha, The Wedding Planner, Deuce Bigalow #2, Austin Powers #2, etc.) – I just didn’t remember her from those bit parts. Her first role was in Dunston Checks In, as a French girl. Hope Grimm lasts a long time for her.

    Enjoy catching up on Grimm – I bet it’s fun to watch episodes back to back. I’ve seen every episode thus far and really enjoy the show.

  • Jon

    Friday night network tv does suck as a whole. No wonder people don’t watch tv on friday night anymore. I remember when I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s people couldn’t wait to watch tv on Friday nights.

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