CBS’ Love Island — with which its first three weeknightly outings mustered a steady (but low) 2.6 million total viewers and 0.6 demo rating — took an expected dip with its first Friday episode, delivering 2.1 million viewers and a 0.4 rating.
Most recently in CBS’ Friday leadoff spot, a Hawaii Five-0 rerun did 3.3 mil/0.3, while Whistleblower before that averaged 3.6 mil/0.4.
Love Island‘s month-long (cough) “dating” competition resumes Monday at 8/7c.
CBS’ Blue Bloods rerun copped Friday’s largest audience, with 3.8 million viewers.
Elsewhere on Friday:
ABC | Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2.3 mil/0.4, read recap) rebounded from last week’s all-time demo low, set during the holiday weekend. A 20/20 special on The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr. followed with 2.7 mil/0.3.
NBC | An American Ninja Warrior rerun drew 2.6 mil and a 0.5, beating Love Island by 25 percent in head-to-head competition. Dateline (3.4 mil/0.6) led Friday in the demo.