Friday TV Ratings 10/16/20: Shark Tank Returns on Top, Tying WWE SmackDown (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Reality staple 'Shark Tank' (0.6) debuted on ABC in respectable fashion, registering as the night's top broadcast. Although it was noticeably down from the lockdown-boosted numbers from March, it was on-par with what it was garnering on Sunday nights in fall 2019. 'Tank' led into an original '20/20' (0.4). Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.5) had to settle for second this week, down a tenth from its last installment. CBS held even with 'The Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.4) but lead-out 'Undercover Boss' (0.4) gained a precious tenth. A 'Blue Bloods' encore (0.3) capped things off. NBC's 'Dateline' (0.4) fell a tenth from the last time it aired, leading out of an 'American Ninja Warrior' repeat (0.3). The CW was frozen at last week's numbers with 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1/0.1) and 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.1/0.1). 

Finals Update: WWE SmackDown (+0.1) and Dateline NBC (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMShark Tank (P)0.6/44.03ABC

WWE SmackDown0.6/42.12Fox

The Greatest #AtHome Videos0.4/33.26CBS

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.3/21.92NBC

Masters of Illusion0.1/10.67The CW
8:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.1/10.59The CW
9 PM20/200.4/23.19ABC

Undercover Boss0.4/32.71CBS

World's Funniest Animals0.1/10.70The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.1/10.63The CW
10 PMDateline NBC0.5/32.71NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.3/22.85CBS
(R) = repeat
(P) = premiere

Share this

Related Posts

Next Post »