Two established hits of the multi-channel world returned for their new seasons earlier this month, with one, the third season of NBC’s drama series Grimm on UKTV’s Watch channel, posting substantial year-on-year gains; while the other, ABC’s Nashville on More4, was down in its second season premiere.
Per consolidated ratings, the third season premiere of Grimm on Watch pulled in just under 0.9 million viewers, well above the slot-average. That is a gain of 205K viewers or 31% on the 0.68 million who tuned into the season two finale last summer. The strong audience figures also represent a significant increase on the viewership for the season two premiere (0.77 million viewers) and the average audience for the show’s second season (0.7 million viewers).
Meanwhile, over at More4, the second season of buzzy ABC drama Nashville premiered to 0.52 million viewers. While those figures are considerably up on the slot average and amongst More4’s US acquisitions Nashville is second only to mega ratings hit The Good Wife, they are nevertheless down from the 0.8 million viewers who watched the season one premiere and the 0.61 million viewers what watched the season one finale.