Ratings: ‘Hart of Dixie’ season 4 finale even; ‘Grimm,’ ‘Cristela’ hit lows

Hart of Dixie -Friday night’s ratings are currently sponsored by “ugh.” Specifically, that is what you may think upon seeing them. These are not good, no matter how you slice it. Some of this can be blamed on networks making questionable decisions; however, some of it can probably also be blamed on spring and/or NCAA Tournament football.

Let’s start with the good news: At least “Hart of Dixie” was steady for its likely series finale. Sure, we wanted to see it higher than a 0.4 in the 18-49 demo for this fantastic episode, but as we said, competition. It’s still a nice note for the show to go out on, mostly because it didn’t end with a whimper and proved itself to be a capable addition to The CW’s lineup. Also, at least it got to tie together the majority of its storylines so that we’re not ending on some sort of terrible cliffhanger.

Elsewhere, NBC continues to baffle us in airing “Grimm” at 8:00. A 1.0 is its new series low, and while we feel like the show gets some syndication money (and it’s already been renewed), why subject it to that spot? This is a terrible timeslot for almost anything right now, especially a show this dark. Here’s a better solution: Stick the show on at 10:00 after “Dateline,” when more of its viewers may be home. It probably won’t fare any worse.

Also, “Cristela” was at a pretty terrible 0.8 for airing back to back episodes. It’s a reasonably funny show. However, it’s a show that the majority of the viewing public has no idea exists … and why would they? It’s not like there has been some epic promotional campaign for it in a long time or something.

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