Ratings: Vampire Diaries, Originals Steady in Friday Debut; Grimm Ties Low

The Vampire Diaries Ratings

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries christened its new Friday home with 1.23 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (per finals), matching its most recent Thursday outing as well as time slot predecessor Reign‘s winter finale.

TVLine readers gave the midseason premiere an average grade of “B.”

Leading out of that, The Originals (950K/0.4, average grade “A-“) shed a few eyeballs but matched its most recent demo number.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

NBC | Undateable‘s double-episode season finale averaged 2.7 mil and a 0.8 (and an “A-” grade), matching its previous outing. Grimm returned to 3.8 mil/0.8 (and average grade “B+”), adding a few viewers while dipping a tenth in the demo to tie its series low.

CBS | Undercover Boss (7.3 mil/1.3) dipped a tenth; a Blue Bloods rerun drew Friday’s largest audience (7.8 million).

FOX | MasterChef Junior (4.8 mil/1.3) ticked down with its season finale. Second Chance‘s Friday debut did 2.2 mil and a 0.7, dropping 42 and 30 percent from its most recent Wednesday outing.

ABC | Last Man Standing (6.9 mil/1.2) ticked down, while Dr. Ken (5.1 mil/1.1) rose a tenth. Shark Tank (6.8 mil/1.7) grew 21 percent to deliver its third-largest audience of the season while tying its season high in the demo.

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