TV News: Ripper, Dracula, Goldfinch, True

Ripper Street
The second season premiere of “Ripper Street” on BBC One pulled in five million viewers, down one million from last year’s season premiere but right on par with the entire first season average audience.

That’s also better than the 3.8 million average audience for the network’s 9pm Monday time slot for the past year. [Source: THR]

With Live+3 Day ratings in, last Friday’s “Dracula” premiere on NBC pulled in a 2.79 rating and a total of 7.6 million viewers.

The third season premiere of “Grimm” the hour before pulled in a 2.8 rating and 8.8 million viewers. Both were easily the #1 & #2 shows on Friday night. [Source: TV By the Numbers]

The Perfectionists
The CW has picked up the TV series rights to “Pretty Little Liars” author Sara Shepard’s new murder mystery drama book series “The Perfectionists”.

Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV will produce the series which Arika Lisanne Mittman (“Dexter”) will write. [Source: Deadline]

The Goldfinch
Author Donna Tartt’s representatives are shopping around her latest novel, “The Goldfinch,” to networks and studios as a potential miniseries.

The story follows a boy who loses his mother in a museum bombing, steals a painting and then spends his adulthood trying to unravel a mystery. [Source: ]