Ratings: I Love Lucy Leads Quiet Friday in Audience, SmackDown Tops Demo

TV Ratings I Love Lucy

CBS’ annual serving of colorized I Love Lucy episodes on Friday delivered 4.9 million total viewers — the night’s largest audience, edging out a Blue Bloods rerun (4.6 million) — while scoring a 0.5 rating, which tied an NBC Dateline rerun for second place in the demo.

Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown (2.4 million total viewers/0.7 rating) held steady week-to-week, dominating Friday in the demo.

Elsewhere, ABC’s tribute to Marvel mastermind Stan Lee delivered 2.5 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating, while NBC’s broadcast of the inaugural Global Citizen Prize awards ceremony did 1.9 mil and a 0.3.

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