NBC’s Grimm had a very happy Halloween this Friday, rising 27 percent in the demo to hit a 1.9 — topping the night and delivering its second-highest rating ever, behind the year-ago series premiere.
In total audience, the sophomore spooker saw a 19 percent gain to 6 million total viewers, its largest draw since Nov. 4, 2011.
Leading into Grimm, NBC’s Mockingbird Lane pilot-turned-standalone special drew 5.4 mil and a 1.5, good enough for third place and marking the network’s highest rating in the Fridays-at-8 time slot in two years. Will the Peacock reconsider and find the reboot a “Spot” on the schedule? Stay tuned!
Elsewhere on the night:
* Shark Tank (6.75 mil/1.8) dipped 5 and 10 percent week-to-week.
* Leading out of an NCIS repeat (7.4 mil/1.0), CSI: NY (10 mil/1.4) saw gains of 5 and 17 percent. Blue Bloods capped CBS’ night with 10.8 million total viewers (Friday’s largest audience) and a 1.4, up 5 and 8 percent.
* Both Top Model (1.14 mil/0.4) and Nikita (793,000 viewers/0.2 rating) dropped 33 percent in the demo.
* Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares returned to 2.7 mil and a 0.9, down 44 percent in the demo versus its Sept. 2011 opener. Fringe was steady in total audience (with 2.64 million viewers) but slipped a tenth in the demo to a 0.9.