On the heels of getting a three-episode back order this week, CBS’ freshman drama A Gifted Man (1.3/4 in adults 18-49, 8.2 million viewers) posted a ratings uptick of a tenth of a point in 18-49. Since premiering with a 1.4, the medical/supernatural drama had been stuck at a 1.2, only once logging a 1.3 in the fast nationals that was adjusted down to a 1.2 in the finals. It looks like the 1.3 demo rating may stick this time, which would mark the show’s second highest 18-49 result to date. CSI:NY (1.6/5, 9.9 million) was down a tenth in the demo from last week, while Blue Bloods (2.0/6, 12.2 million) continued its wild ratings swings from the past couple of weeks. It was up 18% from last week’s 18-49 result. That follows a 24% jump in the demo 2 weeks ago and 19% decline last week. Blue Bloods once again was the top program of the night in both 18-49 and total viewers and led CBS (1.6/5, 10.1 million) to a nightly win in both categories.
Encouraging news for new NBC drama Grimm, which is awaiting word on a back episodic order after receiving a pickup for 3 additional scripts this week. After 2 weeks of declines, the fairytale procedural posted a 1.6/5 in 18-49 last night. That was up a tenth from the series’ fast national last week when Grimm was adjusted up in the finals to a 1.6. By logging a 1.6 from 9-9:30 PM and a 1.7 from 9:30-10 PM, Grimm is well positioned to rise again in the finals to a 1.7, which would be a sign that the newbie might have bottomed out. It tied CSI:NY was the second highest-rated program of the night in 18-49. Once again, Grimm got no help from its lead-in, Chuck, which was stuck at a 0.9/3 for a second straight week. At 10 PM, Dateline (1.5/5) was up a tenth. NBC (1.2/4, 4.8 million) finished tied for second with ABC in 18-49 and third in total viewers.
A 1.1 18-49 rating may be all Fringe could master in Live+Same Day. The sci-fi drama was stuck at the series-low 1.1 demo rating for a second consecutive week. Kitchen Nightmares (1.4/5) was down 13%. Fox (1.2/4, 3.2 million) finished fourth in 18-49 and total viewers. After a week of an hour of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and 2 hours of 20/20, ABC switched back to 2 hours of Extreme Makeover (1,1/4, 1.5/5) and one hour of 20/20 (1.4/4). The CW’s Nikita (0.6/2) was steady, while Supernatural (0.7/2) was down a tenth.