urx unit loader TV Ratings: 'Grimm' returns steady, 'Fashion Star' Season 2 debuts low

grimm return nbc ratings TV Ratings: 'Grimm' returns steady, 'Fashion Star' Season 2 debuts lowFast National ratings for Friday, March 8, 2013 

“Fashion Star” debuted its second season on Friday night, with new host Louise Roe — but the numbers were significantly lower than its Season 1 debut, and it was down almost 40% in total viewers from the Season 1 finale. NBC’s Friday lineup boasted the return of “Grimm”, which remained steady in the ratings after a long hiatus. On The CW, “Cult” made its new timeslot debut, slipping a bit in total viewers and down 33% in the demo.

CBS won the night with an average of 8.4 million
viewers with a 5.5 rating/9 share in households. ABC followed with 6.3 million viewers and 4.1/7. NBC scored 3.9 million, 2.5/4. FOX had 2.9 million, 1.8/3, and The CW
brought up the rear with 1.0 million viewers and .7/1.

ABC took the 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating, followed by CBS (1.3), NBC (1.1), FOX (1.0) and The CW (0.3).

]]>Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Undercover Boss” (7.2 million viewers, 4.7/8)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” (7.0 million viewers, 4.3/8 households)/”Malibu Country” (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.3 million, 2.0/4)
 “Fashion Star” (3.0 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Last Man Standing” (1.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Golden Boy” (7.4 million, 4.9/8)
 “Shark Tank” (6.8 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “Grimm” (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Touch” (2.6 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “Cult” (723,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “Grimm” (1.5)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.5 million, 6.7/12)
ABC: “20/20” (5.6 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (3.9 million, 2.6/5)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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