In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown dominated a quiet Friday in the demo, while a rerun of ABC’s Shark Tank easily drew the night’s largest audience.
FOX | SmackDown this Friday averaged 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, dipping week-to-week.
NBC | Lopez vs. Lopez (2.1 mil/0.2) and Young Rock (1.5 mil/0.2) dipped in the demo yet are both eyeing their second best audiences of the season. (A Dateline rerun followed with 2.5 mil/0.3.) (Get midseason return dates!)
CBS | Leading out of a Reindeer in Here encore (1.9 mil/0.2), The Greatest @Home Videos: Holiday Special did 1.7 mil and a 0.2. A Blue Bloods repeat followed with 2.5 mil/0.2. (When do the Friday dramas return?)
THE CW | The Hollywood Christmas Parade — one of the most antiseptic and soulless things I’ve even spent three minutes with while channel-surfing (“And now… the Jeeps from Jurassic Park!”) — drew 750K and a 0.1.
ABC | In reruns, Shark Tank did 3 mil/0.3, followed by 20/20‘s 2.3 mil/0.3.
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. Santa knows when you’ve been sleeping, and he knows when you’re awake; he also knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.