Friday TV Ratings 4/30/21: MacGyver Eyes Series Low for Series Finale, Magnum PI and Blue Bloods Also Hit Lows, NFL Draft Weak in Night 2 (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: A 5-season run came to a close on CBS, with drama 'MacGyver' (0.4) going out with a whimper for its final episode ever. The procedural was down a tenth from last week and will end on a series low unless it scores an upward adjustment. 'Magnum PI' (0.4) and 'Blue Bloods' (0.4) didn't fare much better, with the programs losing a tenth and two-tenths respectively. On ABC, night two of the 'NFL Draft' (0.4) was well below Thursday's broadcast (1.05) and also several tenths behind the average 'Shark Tank' installment. This meant that Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.5) was able to cruise to a rare Friday win, topping the evening altogether and matching its last outing. NBC saw one-tenth declines from 'The Blacklist' (0.3) and 'Dateline' (0.4). The CW brought back 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.2) in pretty solid fashion, up from its usual 0.1s. A 'Penn & Teller' repeat (0.1) followed from there.

Finals Update: NFL Draft (+0.1), MacGyver (+0.1), Magnum PI (+0.1), Blue Bloods (+0.1) and The Blacklist (+0.1) adjusted up. World's Funniest Animals Spring Fling (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.49/42.02Fox

2021 NFL Draft0.47/32.06ABC

MacGyver (Series Finale)0.45/34.34CBS

The Blacklist0.35/33.35NBC

World's Funniest Animals Spring Fling0.12/10.81The CW
9 PMMagnum PI0.47/45.35CBS

Dateline NBC0.42/33.35NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.09/10.70The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.45/36.29CBS
(R) = repeat

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