TV Ratings Friday: 'Grimm' & 'Happy Endings' Fall as 'Vegas' & 'Blue Bloods' Rise

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April 27th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.82 4.32 3.86 2.64 0.98

CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 0.5 at 8PM and an 0.6 at 8:30, both down from their last original's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM & 0.7 at 8:30PM. Shark Tank earned a 1.9, down two tenths from its last original's 2.1.   20/20 earned a 1.2, down half a ratings point from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating . Vegas garnered a 1.0, up two tenths from its last original's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.4, up a tenth from its last episode's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC Fashion Star scored a 0.7, down a tenth from its last episode's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.3, down two tenths from its last original's 1.5   Rock Center garnered a 0.9, down a full point from last week's 1.9  adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita was even with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 26, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.6 6 8.75
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.0 4 2.96
NBC Fashion Star 0.7 3 2.92
ABC Happy Endings 0.5 2 2.22
CW Nikita 0.3 1 1.18
9:30PM ABC Hapy Endings 0.6 2 1.80
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 6.40
NBC Grimm 1.3 4 4.86
CBS Vegas 1.0 3 7.36
FOX Touch 0.6 2 2.32
CW Oh Sit -R 0.3 1 0.80
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 10.36
ABC 20/20 1.2 4 4.56
NBC Rock Center 0.9 3 3.81


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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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  • Brad

    Woah. HE sucked.

  • Esdru

    Renew Nikita!!!

  • glover

    Oh Sit almost beat Touch. LOL

    At this point, not even USA must have interest on Happy Endings.

  • Melvin

    I still find it so odd that at 10, blue blood did 10 million at 1.4 and yet 2020 did 1.2 at 4 million, I understand it why even though I’m from the uk but it just looks odd looking at it, it’s a shame viewers don’t count in the USA except cable

  • John A

    Nikita couldnt beat oh Sit? LMAO Go Oh Sit!

  • Remote Patrolled

    Amazing rise for Shark Tank from those terrible Happy Endings ratings

  • Melvin

    When I said why I meant but, it’s an odd spell check

  • Melissa

    Half-hours per Marc Berman

    Undercover Boss – 1.4/1.8
    Kitchen Nightmares – 1.0/1.0
    Fashion Star – 0.7/0.7
    Nikita – 0.3/0.3

    Shark Tank – 1.7/2.0
    Grimm – 1.3/1.3
    Vegas – 1.1/0.9
    Touch – 0.6/0.6
    Oh Sit! (R) – 0.3/0.3

    20/20 – 1.3/1.3
    Blue Bloods – 1.3/1.3
    Rock Center – 1.0/0.8

  • George

    Please be aware a Lot of people are reporting DVRs did not record Happy Endings. I have DirecTV others are reporting. I would have watched last night but there was nothing to watch. How does that even happen?

  • Mon

    UndercoverBoss: Hot CEO = hot ratings. :)

  • TheFrenchGuy

    Vegas is done. Go Blue Bloods !

  • rob60990

    Nikita couldnt even rise despite the preemptions last week and tied a rerun of Oh Sit. Hahahahahahaha!!

    Shark Tank more than tripled its lead in and still topped the night.

  • rob60990

    Are Bermans half hours wrong for 20/20 and Blue Bloods?

  • John A

    Great for Shart Tank. Solid but not great for Grimm.

  • Dahne

    Yikes! Nikita’s new episode demo tied the Oh Sit repeat demos. Let’s hope Nikita’s demo rises because that is embarrassing whether the ratings mean anything for Nikita or not.

  • Nia

    Yay Vegas :)

    Nikita demo ties with ‘Oh Sit’ repeat. That’s…sad.

  • Melissa


    Are Bermans half hours wrong for 20/20 and Blue Bloods?

    It appears so.

  • Dan S

    Even for a Friday that 1.3 is grim for Grimm. Hopefully its move to Tues next week will boost its demo & viewership. If it does return to Fridays next season they need to find a compatible lead in since Dateline/Rock Center is firmly rooted at 10pm.

  • s0303

    i’m surprised grimm didn’t fall farther…i know a lot of people who either didn’t know it was on or watched this episode on line last week…oh well, it’s been renewed already…i haven’t seen hardly on commercials about its time change to tuesdays, so curious how it will do there…

    yikes happy endings…rip

  • Mi

    Grimm’s episode was aired last week in Canada and I know many that already saw it, me included. I think it dropped because of that.

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