Friday TV Ratings 2/5/21: Shark Tank Steady & On Top After Week Off, The Blacklist Hits New Low, CBS Lineup Also Slips (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC made its return to first place as 'Shark Tank' (0.7) came back after a week off. Although the reality juggernaut was down a tenth from its last original, it narrowly outperformed its closest challenger, Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.6). But any decline from 'Tank' was countered by the fact that '20/20' (0.6) rose two-tenths from its previous outing in the 10pm slot. CBS's drama trio was also back in originals after taking a one-week break but the results were far less savory. 'MacGyver' (0.5), 'Magnum PI' (0.5), and 'Blue Bloods' (0.5) all inched down to match their season lows. On NBC, 'The Blacklist' (0.3) lost a tenth and fell into legitimately ugly territory. 'Dateline' (0.5) was able to pick up the slack at 9. 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.1) was also a tenth short of last week's number on the CW while 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.1) remained unchanged. 

Finals Update: Shark Tank (+0.1), The Blacklist (+0.1), WWE Smackdown (+0.1) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMShark Tank0.78/64.68ABC

WWE SmackDown0.65/42.26Fox


The Blacklist0.36/23.44NBC

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.15/10.92The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.12/10.86The CW
9 PM20/200.64/44.00ABC

Magnum PI0.51/35.70CBS

Dateline NBC0.45/32.84NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.11/10.83The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.49/46.51CBS
(R) = repeat

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