The latest ratings have been released and it is good news for NBC's Friday night lineup featuring a pair of creature features that could be consistent winners for the network. Despite going up against the World Series, ratings for Grimm grew 15 percent over the season finale and the series premier of DC Comics Constantine drew a respectable audience while holding onto nearly all Grimm viewers.
David Giuntoli is Nick Burkhart on NBC's sleeper fantasy hit Grimm.
For NBC, this is a big deal. The network, once the most powerful in primetime, has struggled mightily over the past half decade while ABC and CBS have thrived and smaller networks have been eating into the numbers for all the big networks. But the pair of supernaturally themed shows on Friday could bring about at least a mild resurgence for NBC.
For those unfamiliar, Grimm is a modern-day twist on the Grimm fairy tales. It emerged on the scene three seasons ago amid a spate of new fairy-tale-themed series like ABC's Once Upon a Time. Of course, the Brothers Grimm fairy tales could get pretty dark and the television series certainly plumbs those depths while keeping it light and entertaining enough not to drag it down.More »