On the final Friday of May sweeps, NBC’s Grimm closed out Season 5 with 4.1 million total viewers — its best audience since April 8 — and a 0.9 demo rating, ticking up a tenth week-to-week.
Versus its previous finale, Grimm was down 13 and 18 percent; TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of “A.”
Over on The CW, leading out of Masters of Illusion (1.5 mil/0.4), The Originals entered its extra-long hiatus with 940,000 viewers (its best audience since Feb. 26) and a 0.4 rating, inching up a tenth. Versus its previous finale, the series was down 22 and 20 percent; readers gave the closer an average grade of “A-.”
ABC’s Beyond the Tank (3.9 mil/0.8) rose a tenth while Shark Tank (5.5 mil/1.2) was steady, tying 20/20 for the easy nightly demo win.
CBS’ I Love Lucy special did 5.4 mil and a 0.8, followed by Undercover Boss‘ 4 mil/0.7. A Blue Bloods rerun drew Friday’s largest audience: 5.6 million total viewers.