In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown led the night in the demo, while CBS’ Blue Bloods fall finale copped Friday’s largest audience.
CBS | S.W.A.T. (with 4.8 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating) and a “Yep, They Sure Went There!” episode of Fire Country (5.5 mil/0.4, who earned a Performer of the Week mention?) both were steady heading into the break, whereas Blue Bloods (5.9 mil/0.4) matched its best audience since the season opener and ticked up in the demo. (Get return dates!)
FOX | SmackDown (2.1 mil/0.5) was steady.
ABC | Shark Tank (3.4 mil/0.4) dipped.
NBC | Lopez vs. Lopez (1.9 mil/0.3) was steady in the demo but hit a new low in audience, while Young Rock (1.3 mil/0.2) hit and matched (at least) season lows.
THE CW | Leading out of a Penn & Teller rerun, Whose Line (540K/0.1) nonetheless added viewers.
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. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.