Grimm: NBC Orders More Scripts, Full Season Next?

Grimm TV seriesIt was looking like Grimm was going to be a hit right out of the gate but the peacock network is proceeding very cautiously on this one.

Grimm revolves around a Portland detective (David Giuntoli) who discovers that he’s the descendant of a long line of criminal profilers (the Grimms) who are responsible for protecting humanity from mythological creatures. The show also features Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Russell Hornsby.

Airing opposite the seventh game of the World Series on October 28th, the supernatural TV series debuted strong for NBC with a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.56 million viewers. The number dropped 14% in week two, a not unreasonable decline for a second episode. Grimm still won it’s timeslot.

Last week’s third episode saw viewership drop again, to a 1.6 in the demo and 5.18 million. While those are still good numbers for a Friday night show, the decline is troubling. Even with the declines however, Grimm remains one of NBC’s top shows in the demo and averages a 1.8 rating.

Many speculated that NBC would move Grimm to a better timeslot for mid-season, especially given the state of the rest of the network’s schedule. The programmers chose not to do that and are keeping Grimm in the same timeslot for the rest of the season.

NBC has now ordered two additional scripts. Rather than committing to the production of additional episodes, network execs likely want to know if the series is going to keep falling as the the weeks progress.

The network initially committed to 13 episodes so there are currently 10 left to air. Unless the ratings keep on falling, it seems likely that NBC will end up ordering additional episodes into production.

What do you think? Will Grimm’s ratings keep falling and will the show end up being cancelled? Will NBC end up ordering a full season of episodes?

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  1. Suzi says

    I love Grimm, but on Friday nights I had to do an iny meany miny moe toss up for Grimm, Touch and Cult. I love all three shows and it sucks they are all on at the same time. That maybe why ratings went down people trying to decide which one to watch. I think the 3 need to be staggered, so Friday nights are full packed with exciting shows.
    Has a date been set for the new Gimm in 2013?

  2. janz says

    NO! You cannot cx Grimm! It is at the top of my list for favorites. It airs on Fridays so lots of people are out partying, but I am home watching Grimm. Change the day it airs first, and you will see that it will be a huge hit. Try it at least. Believe me, I know what I am talking about. Nick needs to stay single.

  3. Mike Thatcher says

    I would not be surprised if they cancel another great TV show. It seems like networks like to cancel the good ones for some reason! Like The Gates, Happy Town, Scoundrels, Heroes, 666 Park Avenue, No Ordinary Family. Good show like these they cancel and leave the trash Reality shows? Whom ever it is that makes these decisions are the ones that should be cancelled! Just an opinion……..

    • Suzi says

      I agree who wants to watch the stupid reality shows,,,who cares about real housewives, kardashiwhateverver ,baby Boo Hoo, etc………… Mike named the shows that I too liked!

  4. Jenn says

    I really hope they continue Grimm, it is a great show their is no reason to cancel it. I am sure that they have other shows that have worse ratings that they can get rid of. Grimm needs to stay!

  5. Deron Glover says

    Don’t cancelle this show, its fantastic ! Tune it up , tweek it . make it work . Please do something to make this show stay on the air. I live to watch Grimm on my DVR every friday its a great way to close out a hard week of work.

  6. texashouston says

    Great show ! So much different then others. Nick being able to see the faces is what makes the show. So many ways you could go with Grimm. Reminds me of the X-files. Hank and Monroe are wonderful. I make sure I’m home on friday night to see it.

    • Barb says

      Wh is it when I geattaced o a great program they don’ want to keep running it?
      I think Grim s a fesh new style of series,nd I love it.Icanot wait for friday night to watch it,tape it ad watch it agin on the DVR. I cannot wait for another season.
      Please don’t cancel this , it is really a great series.

  7. Ignacio says

    Don’t cancel the show. It’s the only interesting detective show on tv. The time slots the show has been placed in suck and have been confusing.I’m not sure when the show is going to be on so I always catch it on hulu plus. Lisa B. is right.PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!

  8. says

    I love Grimm. Its an awesome show. I like the relationship between the detective and the guy who is knowledgeable about all of the characters. I missed it on 11-25-11 and 12-2-11. It didn’t air. Just when I was really getting into it, it stopped. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!

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