Friday TV Ratings 5/29/20: Haircut Night in America Does OK, Shark Tank Repeat Leads (UPDATED)

It was another Friday night with few originals, but this week, the ratings were a significant degree higher, pending preemptions.

ABC topped the night with a strong showing at 8 by a repeat of Shark Tank. With a 0.6 rounded average and a 0.7 in one half, the repeat of the reality staple won the night and even beat out numerous ratings for original episodes from its Sunday and Wednesday runs. At 9, a 20/20 repeat attracted either a 0.5 or 0.6, with 0.5s in two halves and 0.6s in two. It led both hours.

Fox likely took second with WWE Smackdown, with, like 20/20, had two 0.5 half-hours and two 0.6 half-hours. If it ends up as a 0.6, it'll be up from last week, while a 0.5 would be steady.

CBS had on OK special at 8 with Haircut Night In America. Its rating isn't a spectacular bombing considering that it's now summer and numerous actual shows have premiered worse, but its 0.4 isn't terribly exciting, either. A repeat of Magnum PI was down to 0.3 with a less-compatible (but equally-rated) lead-in, while the 10 PM Blue Bloods encore drew a steady 0.4.

NBC had repeats of reality series World of Dance at 8 with a 0.4. At 9, an encore of The Wall topped multiple original airings of the show, doubling one of last Sunday's airings. Considering that this repeat got a 0.4, that's quite sad. At 10, a Dateline repeat joined the others with 0.4.

The CW had Masters of Illusion at 0.1, followed by more repeats at 0.1.

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMShark Tank (R)0.6/43.65ABC

WWE Smackdown0.6/42.17Fox

World of Dance (R)0.4/32.25NBC

Haircut Night in America0.4/33.34CBS

Masters of Illusion0.1/10.79The CW
8:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.1/10.66The CW
9 PM20/20 (R)0.5/33.69ABC

The Wall (R)0.4/32.27NBC

Magnum PI (R)0.3/23.38CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.55The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.59The CW
10 PMDateline NBC (R)0.4/32.49NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.4/33.78CBS

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