TV Ratings: 'Grimm' Dips, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Steady as Christmas Nears

Grimm
NBC

Who’s In It: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz

What It’s About: Grimm, inspired by the classic Grimm fairy tales, follows homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (Giuntoli) as he begins seeing things he can’t quite explain. Things get interesting when he finds out he is a descendant of an elite group of hunters, known as Grimms, who fight to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures. (One-hour drama)

When It Airs: Fall; Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC

It was a slow Friday in terms of original programming with only a handful of originals airing as Christmas nears.

NBC (1.2) notched a tight victory over ABC (1.1) for the night among adults 18-49; usual Friday victor CBS (0.9) ranked a close third with repeats of its drama lineup.

The holiday lull affected outgoing drama Chuck (3.2 million total viewers, 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 demographic), down a tad from its previous original. The same went for rookie crime procedural Grimm (5.2 million, 1.5), which recently received a special tryout on Thursday evenings. Still, the latter won its 9 p.m. time slot handily, topping the second hour of ABC's canceled Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Dateline (6.1 million, 1.3) also won its 10 p.m. hour, though in the demo, sank three tenths.

ABCs Extreme Makeover (5 million, 1.3), ending in January as a series, remained steady from last week. A special edition of 20/20 (3.7 million, 0.9) followed, down four tenths from its last broadcast.

Fox followed CBS on the night, averaging a 1.0 in the advertiser-coveted demo airing Christmas programming and a repeat of The Simpsons.

The CW aired encores of Nikita and Supernatural.

8 p.m.
ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5 million viewers, 1.3 rating in adults 18-49)
Fox: Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (R) (3 million, 0.9)
NBC: Chuck (3.2 million, 0.9)
CBS: A Gifted Man (R) (5.2 million, 0.8)
The CW: Nikita (R) (1.3 million, 0.4)

9 p.m.
NBC: Grimm (5.2 million, 1.5)
Fox: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (R) (3.8 million, 1.2)
CBS: CSI: NY (R) (6.4 million, 0.9)
The CW: Supernatural (R) (1.2, 0.4)

9:30 p.m.
Fox: The Simpsons (R) (2.9 million, 1.0)

10 p.m.
NBC: Dateline (6.3 million, 1.3)
CBS: Blue Bloods (R) (6.6 million, 1.0)
ABC: 20/20 (3.5 million, 0.9)