grimm pilot big TV ratings: 'Grimm' has surprisingly solid premiere, World Series dominates FridayFast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

The doom-and-gloom ratings predictions for NBC’s new drama “Grimm” opposite Game 7 of the World Series turned out to be off base — the show had a decent premiere Friday night, scoring the top adults 18-49 rating of anything that wasn’t baseball.

The same couldn’t be said for “Chuck,” which began its final season with its smallest audience ever. “Nikita” and “Supernatural” were pretty steady with last week’s numbers, while the World Series gave FOX its biggest Friday audience in a long time.

FOX averaged 23.25 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/22 share in households for the night; those numbers will likely change some because of the live telecast. CBS was the best of the rest with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.5/7. NBC (4.9 million, 3.2/5) came in third, a little ahead of ABC (4.5 million, 3.1/5). The CW trailed with 1.8 million viewers and a 1.2/2.

FOX also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.8 rating. NBC came in second with a 1.5, and ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.1. The CW drew a 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: World Series Game 7 – Rangers/Cardinals (21.3 million viewers, 12.3/21 households)
CBS: “A Gifted Man” rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/5)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (4.1 million, 2.8/5)
NBC: “Chuck” season premiere (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.8 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: World Series (5.8) 9 p.m. FOX: World Series Game 7 (23.7 million, 13.5/22)
CBS: “CSI: Miami” rerun (6.95 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “Grimm” series premiere (6.5 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (4.25 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: “Supernatural” (1.7 million, 1.1/2) 18-49 leader: World Series (6.9) 10 p.m. FOX: World Series Game 7 (24.8 million, 14.3/24)
CBS: “CSI: NY” rerun (7.9 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: “20/20” (5.15 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.7 million, 3.2/5) 18-49 leader: World Series (7.7) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable