The TV ratings from the weekend of January 23-25 are in. Here are some of the highlights:
- Friday night’s graveyard TV shift found NBC’s better-than-you-think Constantine nearly at the bottom of the 8 p.m. hour (0.9 rating, 3.48 million viewers), just above the CW’s rising Hart of Dixie (0.5/1.24). It lost out to Fox’s World’s Funniest Fails (1.0/3.06), ABC’s rerun Last Man Standing (1.0/5.88) and CBS’s Undercover Boss (1.4/8.33) which narrowly won the time slot. All of these hold steady from last week’s numbers. (You can read Dave’s Constantine recap here).
- NBC’s Grimm, which Constantine is now a lead-in for (instead of the other way around) kept a tidy 1.2 in the ratings share, with 4.97 million total viewers on Friday at 9 p.m. It came in second to a rerun of ABC’s Shark Tank (1.5/6.21) for its timeslot.
- Sunday, The Miss Universe Pageant (which ran from 8-11 p.m.) grabbed surprisingly good numbers for NBC (2.0 rating, 7.60 million viewers) — over double the ratings share it got last year when it ran on a Saturday.
- The season (and probably series) finale of ABC’s experimental comedy/musical Galavant put ABC at the bottom of the 8 p.m. time slot on Sunday, bringing in a 1.1 rating and 4.35 million viewers. Though it was an uptick from the previous week, it’s probably not enough to save the show (but it was always hiding under the guise of a “limited series” anyway).
- On cable, the first night of History’s miniseries event Sons of Liberty had a total of 3.3 million viewers, with 1.2 million in the key 18-49 demographic (the rest skewed slightly older in the 25-54 demo), not making it a stand-out for History as far as miniseries go. Part Two will air Monday night at 9 p.m. You can check out my review of the first night here.