Will the Second Episode of 'Dracula' Take a Bite Out of the Ratings? (Poll)

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November 1st, 2013

Dracula NBC Trailer

Last week, Dracula premiered to a strong for Friday 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, equaling the performance ofits lead-in Grimm. Response to the new series was mixed, with some viewers enjoying the show's new take on the classic story and star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers performance, while others wondering why Dracula's revenge plot involved persuading Victorian England to use less oil.  Will the show's ratings hold in week two? Make your prediction then explain your reasoning in the comments.

  • cc

    After last week’s Grimm, Dracula was a snoozefest.

  • BigBrotherFan



    If it was airing a full season like MOST shows it defintley be below a one by episode 11 JUST LIKE HANNIBAL another huge BOMB by NBC

  • Kate

    I’m actually guessing it will go up. Word of mouth has been strong on this so far and it was ranked super high on the popular episode/popular show list on hulu. Maybe that doesn’t equate to more people tuning in on a Friday night

    (there may be some bleed over from Halloween – i know some towns are trick or treating tonight instead or parties so overall viewership tonight could be down OR people might watch it BECAUSE it’s Halloween so this could even out).

  • violet hour

    i watched the first episode yesterday and loved it surprisingly , i’m a fan of JRM so i hope it does well and love the look of the show , i’ll def’ check out episode 2 , and was surprised at some scene being shown on broadcast tv and not get slam by the prude association lol then i remember this is actually a british production with nbc partnering only

  • Joseph

    Probably a 1.6, where it will settle.

    Not the greatest, but good for Fridays, and will get a loyal viewership.

  • The Colonel

    Hardly thought it was boring, apparently if no one dies every 45 seconds it’s boring. Thought it was intriguing how they introduced the classic Dracula characters although yes the oil bit was a kind of baffling.

  • Two


    The show won’t last. It has a stupid premise. Take one of the most ruthless leaders of all time, Vlad the Impaler, and turn him into someone who takes down their enemies through corporate mergers and acquisitions.

  • s0303

    the pilot started pretty slow, but got better as it went along…i enjoyed it more than i did grimm, not that that is saying much lately…i’m guessing 1.6…


    I’ll go with the 15% drop and voted 1.6

  • Matt

    It’ll fall to about a 1.6 and 4.8 million viewers. Probably The lowest it’ll go during it’s 10 episode first season is probably a 1.3 or 1.4, which is still rather good for a Friday and NBC Friday. I expect it average around a 1.5 and 5 million viewers though.

    Final Predictions…

    Last Man Standing- 1.4 / 6.2 million viewers
    The Neighbors- 1.1 / 4.5 million viewers
    Shark Tank- 2.0 / 7.1 million viewers
    20/20- 1.5 / 6/0 million viewers

    Dateline- 1.3 / 5.0 million viewers
    Grimm- 1.7 / 5.6 million viewers
    Dracula- 1.5 / 4.5 million viewers

    Hawaii Five 0- 1.4 / 9.0 million viewers
    Blue Bloods- 1.4 / 11.2 million viewers

  • eelna

    1.5-1.6 for Dracula

    ANTM returns with 0.4 and TCD 0.3 or 0.4 because of the little strogen lead-out.

  • Melanie

    I think it will drop some, but not drastically — 1.6. The Pilot was kinda all over the place, but it seemed like it had potential. I’ll give it a few episodes to sort itself out –and — I’m watching Grimm anyway . . . . . .

  • CBSviewer

    Tonight ratings:

    Undercover Boss: 1.5
    Hawaii Five-0: 1.4
    Blue Bloods: 1.3

    Why We (Heart) Vampires: 1.2
    Grimm: 1.7
    Dracula: 1.5

    Last Man Standing: 1.3
    The Neighbors: 1.0
    Shark Tank: 1.9
    20/20: 1.4

    Masterchef: 1.4
    Sleepy Hollow (R): 0.7

    The Carrie Diaries: 0.3
    America’s Next Top Model: 0.4

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    1.6 this week after not adjusting up (if I remember correctly) last week. Then people will find out how much of a lame-duck the beginning of the series is (little action in the first five episodes), and it will lose more each week. I would predict cancellation by episode 5, but being a ‘limited’ (we are covering out asses) series, it will not be cancelled unless it hits 1.0.

    If the final five are wall-to-wall action with excellent story/development, it may come back from the dead. NBC cannot afford too many more deaths in the family without Sanders & Salke getting axed themselves.

  • Hannah

    Dracula promos were boring so I was not expecting to like it. I watched out of curiosity and found it fun. I enjoyed the plot – oil barons — bad, Dracula — good.

    I predict Dracula will get 0.1 less than Grimm.
    Grimm should get at least 1.8 so Dracula will get at least 1.7, but would not be suprised if higher.

  • Samuel


    Should hold to Grimm like numbers all trough the season. Maybe a bit under Grimm, but not by much.

  • tv_viewer

    My predictions:

    Grimm 1.8
    Dracula 1.8

    I’m being optimistic. Grimm’s ratings are fairly consistent for the first few episodes of each season and Hannibal’s second episode (1.7) actually did better than the first episode (1.6) even if the show moves slowly.

  • Jon

    First episode was a bit tedious and boring. Choppy at times too with very weak flow from one scene to the next. One observer used the term all over the place and I’m inclined to agree. I’m not sure the weak and rather unexplained premise is going to hold interest very long. Why is this show set in 1890 and not in today’s world. It would be much more interesting if it was. I will view the second episode but. Frankly am not sure how long I’m going to stay on the train. A good show should hook u right away kind of like what they have done with witches of east end.

  • crispy

    i think it have a small fall. 1.5-1.6

  • Mickele

    I thought that the 2nd episode of Dracula started to reveal a lot more about the characters plus
    It started new relationships between characters that will only get more
    Interesting and in depth as the series continues

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