In the latest TV show ratings, Blue Bloods‘ two-hour Season 11 finale averaged 6.5 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, ticking up from last week to easily cop Friday’s biggest audience (as it does) while tying for the nightly demo win.
Opening CBS’ night, Gayle King’s special about the queen drew 3.5 mil and a 0.2.
ABC | Shark Tank (3.4 mil/0.5) was steady, tying Blue Bloods for the demo win.
NBC | The Blacklist (3 mil/0.3) was steady.
FOX | Friday Night SmackDown (1.8 mil/0.4) slipped to its lowest numbers in a while. (Sorry, my abacus is in the shop.)
THE CW | Charmed (693K/0.1) and Dynasty (571K/0.1) both saw a meaningful uptick in viewers (was there a ballgame last night somewhere?), with the latter improving on last week’s 0.0 rating.
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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. Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.