Grimm launches strongly for NBC

NBCNBC’s new fairy-tale drama Grimm launched with over 6 million viewers last night while the fifth and final series of comedy spy series Chuck returned with just over 3 million.

The return of Chuck last night to NBC, for its fifth and final season, didn’t get off to a great start. In fact in terms of total viewers the spy series, starring Zachary Levi, was down considerably on last year’s season premier. NBC delayed the return of Chuck by a week due to Halloween. Last night’s fifth season opener had 3.3 million viewers and a 1.0 18-49 rating. Elsewhere at 8pm on The CW Nikita had 1.8 million viewers and a 0.6 rating while a repeat of A Gifted Man on CBS had 5.7 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.

NBC’s new dark fantasy series Grimm starring, David Giuntoili and Russell Hornsby, launched to somewhat impressive figures last night. The drama, about a homicide detective learns he’s descended from a long-line of demon hunters, premiered on NBC at 9pm last night with 6.4 million viewers and a 2.1 18-49 rating. Up against Grimm was a repeat of CSI: New York on CBS which had 6.9 million viewers and a 1.1 rating while Supernatural on The CW had 1.7 million viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating.