In the latest TV ratings, ABC’s NBA Playoffs coverage and Fox’s SmackDown led Friday in the demo, while two CBS dramas delivered the night’s biggest audiences.
ABC | NBA Playoffs Round 1 coverage of the Knicks vs. Cavs averaged 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating.
FOX | Friday Night SmackDown (2.1 mil/0.5) dipped week-to-week.
CBS | SWAT (5.2 mil/0.4) and Fire Country (5.7 mil/0.4) were both steady in the demo, with the former also copping its best audience since Feb. 10 (as it still awaits word on renewal). Blue Bloods (5.7 mil/0.3) dipped in both measures, tying its demo low.
THE CW | Leading out of a Penn & Teller rerun, Whose Line (520K/0.1) and The Great American Joke Off [sic] (370K/0.1) both dropped some eyeballs.
NBC | Tuesday-bound Lopez vs. Lopez (1.2 mil/0.3) was steady, as was Grand Crew (1.2 mil/0.2) ahead of next week’s season (?) finale.
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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. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.
Lopez vs Lopez was new this week
They have to renew SWAT.. its such a good show.
come on cbs renew Swat ?
what is hold up ?