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MAR
9
2 YEARS

TV Ratings: 'Fashion Star' Falters, 'Grimm' Makes Mostly Steady Return

"Touch," "Cult" and CBS' sole Friday outing for "Golden Boy" dip at 9 p.m., against rising juggernaut "Shark Tank."

Fashion Star Premiere NBC - H 2013
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"Fashion Star"

An even Last Man Standing (1.5 adults) kicked off the night on ABC, followed by a one-tenth dip for Malibu Country (1.3 adults). At 9 p.m., Shark Tank (2.0 adults) was up by a tenth to easily scored the night's top performance in the key demo. 20/20 (1.6 adults) was up by two tenths, giving ABC an average 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers.

Undercover Boss (1.4 adults) was off a tenth of a point before Golden Boy (1.0 adults) made its soft and lone foray to Friday. The series was supposed to make a home in the slot, but CBS recently announced the hour as the new home for freshman Vegas. Blue Bloods (1.4 adults) was steady with its last original, giving CBS a 1.3 adults rating and 8.4 million viewers for the night.

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NBC's new midseason Friday brought the second season of Fashion Star (0.8 adults), which was down eight tenths of a point from last year's series opener (1.6 adults). (Previous neighbor Biggest Loser did give the show lead-in.) Grimm (1.5 adults) came back from its a four-month hiatus -- and though it was off a tenth of a point from its last original, it was up a tenth from last year's winter return. Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.9 adults) was off a tenth of a point from last week, giving the network an average 1.1 adults rating and 3.98 million viewers for the night.

Kitchen Nightmares (1.3 adults) was up two tenths of a point on Fox, but it did not boost Touch (0.7 adults). The drama was down a tenth of a point to tie its recent low. Fox averaged a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.99 million viewers.

Nikita (0.4 adults), even with its last original, led into a time slot debut for freshman drama Cult (0.2). The series lost a tenth of point of its already modest take, giving the network an average 0.3 adults rating and 1.1 million viewers for the night.