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'Chuck' and 'Grimm' Swing & Miss Opposite World Series, But Will Re-Air Saturday Night

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 29th 2011 1:45PM
NBC was the only major network that decided to plow ahead with its scheduled Friday premieres, even though they were going up against Game 7 of the World Series. Fox had benched its breakout hit 'New Girl' for the entire series and CBS decided Friday to hold a new episode of 'A Gifted Man' until next week.

Well, the ratings are in, and it appears NBC's decision to air 'Chuck' and 'Grimm' was as dubious as some of Tony La Russa's moves in Game 5. But just like the Cardinals manager, both shows will get a chance at redemption.

According to TVLine, Chuck's Season 5 premiere pretty much bombed. Only 3.4 million viewers watched, a paltry 1.0 rating in the coveted 18-49 year old demo. Series creator Josh Schwartz joked about Chuck's low ratings, tweeting, "Well Chuck premiere is on again tonight. In case you missed it. Which it seems you might have..."

Capitalizing on some pre-Halloween momentum, the spooky procedural 'Grimm' premiered much stronger, notching 6.5 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating.

To atone for the scheduling snafoo, NBC will re-air both premieres on Saturday night, with 'Chuck' at 8PM ET and 'Grimm' at 9PM ET and also Tuesday night on SyFy.

After the jump, check out some clips from both shows.

'Chuck': A Miraculous Discovery

'Grimm': The Secret's Out

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Watched end of great game 6. Passed on start of 7 to try Chuck for first time in long while. Had fallen off
it. Did like this episode. Felt like first & second season. Beginning was fun. She looked great. 8/10.
Tried start of Grimm due to all the ads. It quickly left me flat. No interest in leads or plot. Flipped to baseball until conclusion. Just might try Grimm again to see if anything developing but doubt it. Better along lines of crime drama is Masterpiece's Brit one Case Histories Sunday nights.

October 29 2011 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not everyone is interested in sports. . just like not everyone is out partying non-stop during the holidays. .give us something to watch instead of re-runs. We spent all summer watching the great shows on USA and TNT because you don't give us anything on the networks. .because of some pre-conceived notion that we are ALL on vacation for three months. Get in touch with your actual audience not your teeny-tweeters. We are the adults providing their funding. . the parents/grandparents giveth. . but they can also make it all go away.

I, for one, am sick of Vampire angst and so called "reality" shows. Give me drama, give me comedy, give me something besides mind numbing repeats and the garbage that 2 1/2 Men has become. . or I wil totally abandon the "networks" and look to cable/Dish for all my programs. . .and advertising!!!

October 29 2011 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Chuck might have missed, but Grimm did pretty well. VERY well considering the situation, yes?

October 29 2011 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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