Friday TV Ratings 9/3/21: CBS Sunday Morning: The Pet Project Abysmal, WWE SmackDown Remains #1 (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Only three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes, and Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.6) topping yet another Friday evening. The wrestling series held even with last week and doubled its nearest competitor. CBS was on the decline as both 'Secret Celebrity Renovation' (0.2) and 'The Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.2) gave back a tenth. To make matters worse, a 'CBS Sunday Morning' special about the Pet Project (0.1) completely tanked in the 10pm slot, going below every non-CW entry. CBS was further humiliated by the fact that ABC's reruns of 'Shark Tank' (0.3) and '20/20' (0.3) rated higher than their originals. NBC matched the alphabet network with encores of 'American Ninja Warrior' (0.3) and 'Dateline' (0.3). 'Burden of Truth' (0.1) and 'Dynasty' (0.1) both rose by a tick on the CW, placing them a notch above the dreaded 0.0 rating for the time being. 

Finals Update: Secret Celebrity Renovation (+0.1) and repeats of Shark Tank (+0.1) and 20/20 (+0.1) adjusted up.

Burden of Truth (-0.1) and Dynasty (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.62/52.22Fox

Shark Tank (R)0.37/32.60ABC

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.27/31.56NBC

Secret Celebrity Renovation0.25/22.54CBS

Burden of Truth0.03/00.31The CW
9 PM20/20 (R)0.37/32.76ABC

The Greatest #AtHome Videos0.21/22.01CBS

Dynasty0.04/00.22The CW
10 PMDateline NBC (R)0.34/32.25NBC

CBS Sunday Morning: The Pet Project0.12/11.54CBS
(R) = repeat

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