Friday TV Ratings 4/9/21: MacGyver Down After Cancellation, First-Place Shark Tank Rises (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Fresh off its cancellation, CBS's 'MacGyver' (0.4) seemed to justify the network's decision. The 5th season drama not only lost a tenth but also tied its series low. 'Magnum PI' (0.5) was steady in the 9pm slot, but 'Blue Bloods' (0.5) came back down after last week's strong showing (0.65). The 'Blue Bloods' slippage meant that a rising 'Shark Tank' (0.7) was able to top the night unchallenged. ABC capped off their night with a stable, two-hour edition of 20/20 (0.5). On NBC, a repeat of 'The Blacklist' (0.3) wasn't far off from the rating of its week-ago original (0.36). Later in the evening, 'Dateline' (0.4) got back a tenth despite the smaller lead-in. Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.6) remained a solid offering and matched its previous broadcast. The CW had a batch of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' repeats (0.2/0.1) and an original 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.1).

Finals Update: 'Shark Tank' (+0.1) and 'MacGyver' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMShark Tank0.76/54.31ABC

WWE SmackDown0.61/42.25Fox


The Blacklist (R)0.25/22.02NBC

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.16/20.86The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.13/10.82The CW
9 PMMagnum PI0.52/35.61CBS


Dateline NBC0.44/33.09NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.10/10.72The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.54/46.35CBS
(R) = repeat

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