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NBC Ties for No. 1 on Friday with DATELINE, GRIMM and DRACULA Up Week-to-Week

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NBC tied for #1 Friday night among the Big 4 in 18-49, its first share of the Friday lead in six weeks (since Oct. 25), with:

"Dateline NBC" up 17% week to week (to a 1.4 from a 1.2) to a season high.
"Grimm" up 23% week to week (1.6 vs. 1.3).
"Dracula" up 22% week to week (1.1 vs. 0.9

It's the sixth night in a row NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 among the Big 4, the first time in 11 years, since June 2002, that NBC has held a share of first place for six nights in a row (since June 2-7, 2002).

"Dateline NBC" (1.4/5 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) reported its top 18-49 rating for a Friday edition sinceSept. 13 (1.4) and matched its best since Jan. 4 (1.5). In adults 25-54, it was the strongest "Dateline" (2.0) since Sept. 27.

In total viewers, it was the top Friday "Dateline" in more than two and a half years (since March 25, 2011, 8.150 million). "Dateline" won The Hour among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in total viewers and was tied for #2 in adults 25-54, just a tenth of a point out of #1 among those networks.

"Grimm" (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall at 9 p.m. ET) matched its highest rating since the show's season premierecaptured a 1.8/6 on Oct. 25. "Grimm" ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures.

In total viewers, it's the #2 "Grimm" ever, highest since the series premiere did 6.557 million on Oct. 28, 2011.


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