In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ Friday dramas all held steady, while Shark Tank and Friday Night SmackDown both dipped, landing the five shows in a big ol’ tie for the nightly demo win.
CBS’ MacGyver (4.6 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating), Magnum P.I. (5.6 mil/0.5) and Blue Bloods (6.2 mil/0.5) all matched their season openers in the demo, with Blue Bloods delivering Friday’s largest audience (as it does).
ABC’s Shark Tank (3.8 mil/0.5, veggies in your ice cream?!) and Fox’s SmackDown (2.1 mil/0.5) each were down a tenth in the demo.
Elsewhere, The CW’s Christmas Caroler Challenge did 510K 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. Warning: Contents may be hot!