In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s Shark Tank scored a 0.6 rating along with 3.9 million total viewers, dipping from its most recent outing but still leading Friday in the demo.
Over on CBS, MacGyver (4.8 mil/0.5), Magnum P.I. (5.4 mil/0.5) and Blue Bloods (6.3 mil/0.5, TVLine reader grade “A-“) all returned down with their season openers, all hitting series lows. Blue Bloods, though, of course copped Friday’s biggest audience, and all three CBS dramas led their time periods in viewers.
Elsewhere, Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown (2 mil/0.5) was down a tick, while The CW’s Hollywood Christmas Parade “best of” special did 590K and a 0.1.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately.