The First ‘Grimm’ Original in 3 weeks Finishes Within 0.1 of the Show’s Average Since Returning on March 5

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via press release:

  • At 8 p.m. ET, “Fashion Star” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall) finished within 0.1 of a point of its previous 18-49 rating (which matched the series high), despite the prior week’s preemption for news coverage.  In total viewers, “Fashion Star” is currently running within 1 percent of that prior telecast (2.916 million vs. 2.945 million on April 12), making this the #2 “Fashion Star” since March 8, when the season premiere averaged 2.961 million viewers (pending updates).
  • At 9 p.m. ET, “Grimm” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall), which aired its first original in three weeks, finished within 0.1 of its 1.4 average for originals since returning to the schedule on March 8 and also rated within 0.2 of its prior original (1.5 on April 5).  “Grimm” built on its lead-in last night by 86 percent in 18-49 rating and 67 percent in total viewers.  “Grimm” is the #1 scripted series in the time period on CBS, NBC and Fox in every key demographic.
  • Note that “Grimm” is one of the most time-shifted series on broadcast television, with the show’s prior original on April 5 growing by 79 percent from its “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (1.51) to its “live plus seven day” result (2.70).
  • From 10-11 p.m. ET, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) scored its second-highest adult 18-49 and 25-54 ratings (1.3) in seven weeks (since March 8), trailing over that span only the prior week’s series-record ratings with coverage of the capture of the Boston bombing suspect.  In total viewers, it’s the #2 “Rock Center” in four weeks (since March 29)
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