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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  • alvar

    Please put Nikita out of its misery

  • Jon

    the ratings for Happy Endings really don’t surprise me. I’ve tried to watch that show several times. It’s just painful to watch, because you keep hoping at some point your going to laugh. Things just seem forced, like they are trying too hard to be funny, and its just falls flat.

  • Jon

    @ Superman… Nikita seems to have a small niche audience of dedicated fans. They aren’t going to let a football draft tear them away from their show.

  • alvar


    Loving your fan excuse bingo. You also neglect to mention that its been pulling those same dreadful 0.3s all season

  • scifi

    Grimm is dying.

  • John A

    Is Superman bondoel? I think so.

  • Ultima

    Not surprised by Grimm, NBC just made a mess of the scheduling.

    Yeah, can you believe they would preempt entertainment programming for news coverage of the manhunt for a terrorist bomber?! :roll:

  • John A

    Well Bondoel YOU shouldnt be here. You have been banned how many times?

  • alvar


    By 0.3 I am referring to the season to date average – 0.35 and 1.16m. Its down 50% in the demo and 49% in total viewers from last year and it will only drop further with another season.

    Its only earned two 0.5s this season, how exactly is that “several?”

  • John A

    Haha Bondoel banned again.

  • Simon

    How is Grimm dying when it has been renewed?

    Will the ratings matter much form this episode? It did air in most NBC affiliated markets, the copy I watched had NBC’s logo. Still should be interesting to see the ratings for its first Tuesday outing!

  • kbmv

    This Steven Hack guy needs to be slapped.

  • Claudia

    Is Bondoel the same as RSH?

  • Guest

    Cancel Nikita CW.

  • Josh

    Just watched the two new episodes of Happy Endings and thought they were great. I really hope this show gets renewed or saved by another network. Come on Sony work your magic. More people should watch this show.

  • Colin

    All you Nikita bashers wont get what you want. It’ll be renewed for a final season…

  • MichaelChickless

    CSI: NY woulda had a 1.5 on this night.

  • Sherri

    When do the final ratings for Friday come out?? Sat and Sun’s have already come out???

  • Fake Me Out

    @Richard Steven Hack

    So rather than engage in a spirited discussion you react like a yappy Pomeranian who had his tail stepped on and resort to insults and name calling … obviously because you’re intellectually incapable of anything better.

    Look, stupid, I never said any of that. I said Nikita did well in France at some point in its three seasons. That’s it.

    Really? That’s all you did? Ummm, sorry, no. You have continually implied it does well around the world, especially Asia, and when asked to provide a link, you didn’t but gave an out of context clip from Wikipedia. “Did well at some point” indeed … 16 months ago the season 1 episode 1 did well @ 11:30 at night in France … well isn’t that special.

    And you have NO evidence Nikita is NOT doing fantastically well in every country on the planet except the US. The simple fact is no one knows what the status of practically any show is internationally because apparently no one either here or elsewhere bothers to keep track.

    So no evidence it isn’t a hit means you get to say it is without proof? Sorry but no … Nikita doesn’t get a pass because you think MQ is spank bank material.

    Now you’re just being a moron, as usual.

    You’re the one who said it’d do well in France because it was a French movie … the implication was clear or were you just talking outa your ass again?


    Ouch, stop, you’re hurting me with your wicked wit.

    Because morons like the individual I just responded to above spend all their time hating on one show for no particular reason. That causes me to dislike them and sometimes their show – in my case only because their show is even more stupid than they are.

    Seriously, seek help … get strides have been made in the meds that will control your issues.

    Well, do me a favor and you all kiss my butt. Happy now?

    I’m wasting far too much time on this crap anyway.

    So you’re leaving? Don’t let the door hit you in your brain on the way out.

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