Ratings: WWE, Blue Bloods Lead Friday; CBS Finales All Add Viewers
In the latest TV ratings, Fox’s SmackDown coverage dominated Friday in the demo, while CBS’ Blue Bloods finale copped the night’s biggest audience.
FOX | Friday Night SmackDown (with 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating) was down a tick week-to-week.
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CBS | S.W.A.T. (4.5 mil/0.3), Fire Country (5.2 mil/0.3, TVLine reader grade “B-“; read recap and post mortem) and Blue Bloods (5.6 mil/0.3, reader grade “A-“; read recap) all added viewers with their finales, though the latter two tied their demo lows.
ABC | Shark Tank (3.2 mil/0.3) dipped with its season finale.
THE CW | Whose Line Is It Anyway?!?! (470K/0.1) and The Great American Joke Off [sic] (330K/0.1) both added viewers, with the latter also rising on the demo.
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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.
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