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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  • Samunto

    I know NBC are very intent on establishing a new news magazine but Rock Center never rises. It’s stays at an anemic below 1.0 Oh well.

    Given how Grimm hardly benefited from the olympics will it even hit a 2.0 after The Voice? mmhh…

  • Dahne

    I will be the first to start Fan Excuse Bingo today. The Grimm episode aired last week in Canada; therefore, many people who watch shows online already saw a leaked copy. To them it was a repeat.

  • Jelly86

    Believe me viewers still count especially for CBS.

  • Marc

    Wow. Those HE numbers make LMS/MC combo look fantastic. Especially since SHark managed to stay where it HS all season. That’s about 33% of what LMS was getting and 40% for MC.

  • Holly


    Believe me viewers still count especially for CBS.

    Believe you why? What evidence to you have to support your claim.

  • s0303

    nikita isn’t making it easy for the cw to want to renew this…i’m sure they will for syndication reasons, but tying a repeat of a much cheaper show is pretty bad…

  • CancelationBeaver

    I agree Nikita needs a 4th season but seriously who is going to watch it in syndication ?

  • thesnowleopard

    Ouch, Grimm, but the network’s not taking back that renewal, so no big.

    Hey, Vegas went up–and the same week they did a promo for the last episodes. Sure, it’s rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, but it’s still nice to see.

    LOL!@Nikita. Jeez, when a repeat of Oh Sit! does better at 9pm….

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Since some wondered about potential errors in the half hour ratings from other sources, here they are:

    8:00PM H/P 24.5
    NIKITA CW 0.3
    8:30PM H/P 26.9
    NIKITA CW 0.3
    9:00PM H/P 29.7
    VEGAS CBS 1.1
    GRIMM NBC 1.3
    TOUCH FOX 0.6
    NIKITA CW 0.3
    9:30PM H/P 31.7
    VEGAS CBS 0.9
    GRIMM NBC 1.3
    TOUCH FOX 0.6
    NIKITA CW 0.3
    10:00PM H/P 31.6
    20/20 ABC 1.3
    10:30PM H/P 30.5
    20/20 ABC 1.1

  • Dan

    Please ABC just cancel Happy Endings already so USA can pick it up.

  • Watson

    So Sad Happy Endings has low ratings while brain dead Terrible shows like 2 broke girls/ 2.5 men/ Mike and Molly etc –thrive. America does terrible on scholastic scores compared to the rest of the world? Yep, the TV ratings confirm that.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I think Grimm was down because was aired in Canada so people searched online.I can say the same for Happy Endings.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I will be the first to start Fan Excuse Bingo today. The Grimm episode aired last week in Canada; therefore, many people who watch shows online already saw a leaked copy. To them it was a repeat.”

    (1) You’re a player!
    (2) So what? The show’s already renewed. At this point this season’s ratings are effectively irrelevant to future prospects (which are almost certain for a fourth season, given the third renewal).
    (3) The number of people who torrent shows is tiny compared to TV viewership.

  • Bryan

    Love Happy Endings, but it’s over. Hope the cast get good jobs elsewhere, they’re a talented bunch. I bet Damon Wayans jr regrets living New Girl, which is going to be on Fox for a long time.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Nikita has hit .3 before, repeatedly. In fact, that was the premiere for this season. So what? It’s still being renewed and almost certainly for 22 episodes.

    Ad for Grimm, I watched it last week. Probably a certain number of people did as well, although I wouldn’t expect that percentage to equal a two-tenths drop.

    On the other hand, these ARE the preliminaries. Wait for Monday.

  • SVU: Hannibal


    I Had to set my dvr to record Happy Endings, it must have thought it was a repeat.

  • Claudia

    Wow I might watch Oh Sit next week the repeat did the same .3 as Nikita with a new episode….

  • Richard Steven Hack

    CancelationBeaver: “but seriously who is going to watch it in syndication ?”

    As I’ve pointed out before, international syndication is completely unconnected to first run local ratings. It’s an entirely different ballgame. You can’t compare the two.

    Plus, it’s WBTV who has the syndication portfolio to predict from. So it’s pointless to second-guess them as to syndication potential. They made their decision when they renewed it for season three.

  • JacobYates

    Vegas at 1.0 it’s a sure renewal now!

  • JoshuaCanada

    Being in Canada the only thing I watched last night was the 2nd happy endings. Yikes at the numbers but oh well. I’m just happy ABC is letting it play out until the finale.

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