Friday TV Ratings 10/2/20: NBA Finals Dip in Game 2, Undercover Boss Returns Solidly (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Game 2 of the NBA finals (1.6) took a sharp decline from Wednesday's first game (2.9) and trailed 2019's second game (4.8) by a frightening amount. Although it should gain a few tenths after finals, there's virtually no chance it will come near last year's numbers. The game was preceded by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (1.1) and 'NBA Countdown' (0.9). 

Despite being against the finals, CBS's 'The Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.5) rose a tenth when compared to last week. 'Videos' was followed by the season premiere of 'Undercover Boss' (0.5). 'Boss' came in two-tenths below its January 2020 premiere (0.7). A repeat of 'Blue Bloods' (0.3) closed things out. Over on Fox, 'WWE Smackdown' (0.6) held even once more. NBC had a repeat of 'America's Got Talent' (0.3) and a steady 'Dateline' (0.4). The CW was even across the board with 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1/0.1) and 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.1/0.1). 

Finals Update: Game 2 of the NBA Finals (2.4, +0.8) adjusted up by eight-tenths. This now puts it only five-tenths below game 1 (2.9) but a clean 50% below the second game of 2019 (4.8). 'Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night' (0.5, -0.6) and 'NBA Countdown' (0.6, -0.3) both adjusted down by multiple tenths.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE Smackdown0.6/42.16Fox

The Greatest #AtHome Videos0.5/43.58CBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night0.5/42.40ABC

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.3/32.04NBC

Masters of Illusion0.1/00.49The CW
8:30 PMNBA Countdown0.6/42.19ABC

Masters of Illusion (R)0.1/10.46The CW
9 PMNBA Finals Game 22.4/176.61ABC

Undercover Boss (P)0.5/33.07CBS

World's Funniest Animals0.1/10.71The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.1/10.66The CW
10 PMDateline NBC0.4/32.55NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.3/23.17CBS
(R) = repeat
(P) = premiere 

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