Now is definitely a great time to be “Grimm.” The NBC drama, which has become a consistent ratings performer for the network on Friday nights, has landed at TNT in its search for an off-network home on cable.
Why does this matter? For people bored and without the convenience of a streaming service, this is something new to watch and enjoy on TNT. Also, it is a great move for the show itself. When these episodes start airing in the fall of next year, it ensures that the entire first four seasons, including the ones set to air, get a new life somewhere else. This in turn could lead to higher ratings for “Grimm” originals if these repeat viewers end up becoming in love with the series.
While syndication may not be the warrior it was in the age before the DVR and Netflix, it is still valuable to boost a show. A great example of this is “The Big Bang Theory,” which really exploded into a massive hit when TBS and other networks started to run syndicated episodes of its first four seasons. Now, it is probably the closest thing to a comedy monster that we have seen since the end of “Friends” or “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
“Grimm” is never going to be a global smash hit with that sort of viewership, but if it can expand its dedicated audience by just a million or so, or half a million in the 18-49 demo, NBC will be smiling from ear to ear. With the show being produced by NBCUniversal, it also is poised to still have a long life.
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