In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ Magnum P.I. returned from the holiday break to 5.7 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating, ticking up on both counts from its previous episode. Lead-out Blue Bloods (6.4 mil/0.6) did same, while delivering Friday’s largest audience.
Opening the Eye’s night, MacGyver (5.1 mil/0.5) returned up in viewers but flat in the demo.
ABC | Shark Tank (4.4 mil/0.8) tied its season high in the demo, and easily led Friday in that measure.
FOX | Friday Night SmackDown (2 mil/0.5) was steady.
THE CW | Whose Line did 849K/0.1, followed by Penn & Teller: Fool Us‘ 750K/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!