tv-ratings-grimm-dracula-friday-january-3-nbc.JPGFast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Despite the competition being reruns and football specials, “Grimm” and “Dracula” both returned down with new episodes on NBC. New episodes of both shows — the only regularly scheduled, non-repeats of the night — failed to win their timeslots. FOX’s college football special did that for both hours.

“Grimm” was down almost a million viewers from its most recent new episode in December — 6.4 million viewers dropped to only 5.6 million — while “Dracula” suffered a similar drop from 3.8 million viewers to 2.9 million.

Mostly reruns ABC, CBS and The CW gave the night’s win to FOX, which aired a college football special from 8 to 10 p.m.

FOX managed to get 7.2 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/7 share in households for the night. That network was followed by CBS (6.5 million, 4.1/7), NBC (5.5 million, 3.6/6) and ABC (5.4 million, 3.6/6). Repeat episodes on The CW averaged only 0.9 million (0.6/1) for the night.

For adults 18-49, FOX (1.9) beat out a tie between ABC and NBC (1.3 each), with CBS (1.0) and The CW (0.3) at the bottom.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (7.9 million viewers, 5.1/8 households)
FOX: “College Football: Cotton Bowl” (7.5 million, 4.3/7)
CBS: “Undercover Boss” rerun (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” rerun (5.2 million, 3.2/5)/”Last Man Standing” rerun (4.5 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” (1.0 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “College Football: Cotton Bowl” (2.0)

9 p.m.

FOX: “College Football: Cotton Bowl” (7.0 million, 4.0/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Grimm” (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Shark Tank” rerun (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (0.8 million, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “College Football: Cotton Bowl” (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (7.97 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: “20/20” (6.0 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: “Dracula” (2.95 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Laurel Brown