Friday TV Ratings 8/6/21: Olympics Steady at Low, WWE SmackDown Stays Strong, Burden of Truth Down (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: After three days of declining, NBC's 'Tokyo Olympics' (1.9) finally stabilized for the time being, matching its rating from Thursday night. While this is still a lackluster number for the ceremony, the 'Olympics' did avoid hitting a new low...for now. Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.6) held steady with its week-ago installment and outpaced every non-'Olympics' telecast. On CBS, 'Secret Celebrity Renovation' (0.2) shed a tenth, but 'Love Island' (0.3) was even with its episode from last Friday. An encore of 'Blue Bloods' (0.1) fell into unsettling territory at 10. ABC boasted a higher average than CBS with sturdy repeats of 'Shark Tank' (0.3) and '20/20' (0.3). The CW was completely off the map as 'Burden of Truth' (0.0) lost a tenth and tied an equally-pathetic 'Dynasty' (0.0). 

Finals Update: 2020 Tokyo Olympics (+0.4), Burden of Truth (+0.1), and the repeat of Blue Bloods (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2020 Tokyo Olympics2.28/169.85NBC

WWE SmackDown0.61/52.17Fox

Shark Tank (R)0.32/32.36ABC

Secret Celebrity Renovation0.23/22.17CBS

Burden of Truth0.05/00.33The CW
9 PMLove Island0.33/21.60CBS

20/20 (R)0.32/22.41ABC

Dynasty0.03/00.25The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods (R)0.151.78CBS
(R) = repeat

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