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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