Friday TV Ratings 9/17/21: Big Brother Hits New Series Low but Tops WWE SmackDown, Soul of a Nation Special Low (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.5) lost a tenth and found itself in the #2 position for the first time in a while. The top spot was secured by a special Friday edition of 'Big Brother' (0.6). The CBS series trailed its usual weekday performance but narrowly eclipsed 'WWE', leading CBS to an 8pm win. A stable 'Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.2) and an anemic 'Blue Bloods' rerun (0.1) fell dramatically from that point. ABC had a dismal 'Soul of a Nation' (0.2) and a slightly stronger '20/20' (0.3). NBC's average was a touch above the alphabet network thanks to a repeat of 'American Ninja Warrior' (0.4) and 'Dateline' (0.3). The series finale of 'Burden of Truth' (0.1) and 'Dynasty' (0.1) did not budge on the CW. 

Finals Update: WWE SmackDown (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother0.63/63.33CBS

WWE SmackDown0.58/52.24Fox

American Ninja Warrior (R)

Soul of a Nation0.22/21.94ABC

Burden of Truth (Series Finale)0.05/00.38The CW
9 PM20/20 (R)0.28/22.75ABC

The Greatest #AtHome Videos0.19/21.70CBS

Dynasty0.05/00.25The CW
10 PMDateline NBC (R)0.28/22.19NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.14/12.34CBS
(R) = repeat

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