Final Viewership for Week 8 of John Cena’s “American Grit” on Fox

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

John Cena (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)

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John Cena’s Fox series “American Grit” showed signs of life after four down weeks. Was it due to John Cena returning to WWE TV to raise his profile?

American Grit Viewership Tracking

May 2 (Week 8): This week’s episode rebounded 13 percent from last week’s season-low.

Excitement for drawing more than 2.0 million viewers was short-lived after final numbers were reported, though.

“American Grit” drew 2.08 million viewers in the overnight ratings reported by TVbytheNumbers.com, rebounding from a season-low 1.82 million overnight viewers last week.

However, actual viewership lowered to 1.96 million viewers.

The show also dipped from a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating to a 0.6 in the final numbers.

– Grit ranked #3 or #4 in its timeslot, depending on the metric being evaluated. Cena’s show drew a 0.7/0.6 a18-49 rating to rank #3 ahead of NBC programming.

However, the show drew fewer viewers than NBC’s “Game of Silence.” Regardless, it’s the first time this season that Cena’s show has not ranked #4 in one of the metrics in its timeslot.

As usual, Grit lost half of its lead-in, “Bones,” which drew 4.49/4.61 million viewers at 8:00 p.m. EST on Fox.

Cena’s show was also up against Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which drew a Game 1 ABC record of 15.58/19.20 million viewers.

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