In the latest TV ratings, Friday Night SmackDown on Fourth of July Eve delivered 1.776 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, slipping 18 and 20 percent week-to-week to mark the WWE program’s lowest numbers yet on Fox.
That said, SmackDown landed in a three-way tie for the demo win on this very quiet Friday, matching reruns of ABC’s Shark Tank (2.9 mil/0.4) and NBC’s Dateline (2.8 mil/0.4).
CBS’ colorized Dick Van Dyke Show episodes, served up as a tribute to the recently passed Carl Reiner, delivered Friday’s largest audience, averaging 3.73 million viewers (along with a 0.3 demo rating).
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