TV Ratings Report: Chuck Bombs, Grimm Impresses

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The World Series did major damage to programming across the board on Friday, as CBS canceled all new episodes and Fox was forced to delay a new episode of Fringe for another week.

But that excuse can only go so far for Chuck, whose final season opener unfortunately bombed in overall viewers and in key demographics. It produced 3.4 million total household and a scant 1.0 rating in 18-49 crowd, a drop of more than 50% from the season four premiere.

Chuck Season Five Scene

Elsewhere, NBC had to be impressed by Grimm's series premiere figures, which are listed below along with other results:

  • Grimm: 6.5 million
  • Nikita: 1.8 million
  • Supernatural: 1.7 million

NOTE: NBC will re-air both Chuck and Grimm premieres tonight at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.


I liked Grimm. I know it's being compared to this or that show, regardless I thought it was great. Funny at parts, dark in others. I'm excited to see how they will bring the stories to life. As for Chuck, I agree just let it be. It's the final season so who cares if the numbers aren't there? Let's ride out the remaining episodes & remember it for the first two seasons which rocked.


Whatever your feelings about the upcoming season of Chuck, don't wish it such ill will. For goodness sakes, it has like a ten episode final season and its struggled its whole career to stay on, let it have its moment. It'll hold its supporting fans until the end either way you look at it, whether they keep watching just to find out what happens or because they genuinely still enjoy it, NBC's not going to cancel it. Let the poor show have a break.


Well no surprise about Chuck bombing after the appallingly abysmal step to give Morgan the intersect and have him keep it until the end of the series.
There's continual reassurances from producers and writers all claiming "we know what the people want."
The moment morgansect went online it was hated by >90%. Obviously some don't know what the people really want huh?
As I posted on another board the producers are just going to write this show how they want and give the finger to the audience because it is the last seasons after all.
Just to be frank I hope that NBC pulls Chuck after 3 ep's this season as it would be a kindness to all. I love Chuck the show but I sure hate what they did to it.


Well, I was clearly wrong in thinking Grimm was a niche show. Hopefully those numbers won't drop too much next week.