NBC’s Grimm opened Season 5 on Friday with 4 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating (per finals), down from its previous premiere (5.3 mil/1.4, also opposite the World Series but leading out of a much stronger Dateline) but on par with its May finale (4.7 mil/1.1).
That said, the spookfest drew its smallest audience ever. TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “B+.”
Opening NBC’s night, Undateable (2.6 mil/0.7) and Truth Be Told (2.2 mil/0.7) were flat.
Fox’s coverage of the World Series Game 3 drew 13.2 mil and a 3.2.
Over on CBS, The Amazing Race (6.1 mil/1.2) was flat, Hawaii Five-0 (8.4 mil/1.1) ticked up from last week’s demo low and Blue Bloods (9.7 mil/1.1) dipped in the demo.
ABC’s Last Man Standing (6.9 mil/1.3) ticked up, Dr. Ken (5.8 mil/1.2) was steady. Shark Tank (6.2 mil/1.4) dipped a tenth while 20/20‘s Leah Remini/Scientology take-down (8.2 mil/1.7) surged 58 and 42 percent to best-since-April numbers.
Leading out of a Crazy Ex rerun, The CW’s Top Model (940K/0.2) ticked down.