Friday TV Ratings 10/29/21: World Series Rises in Game Three, Shark Tank Scores Season High as 20/20 Rises Behind It (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Despite airing on a Friday night, game 3 of the '2021 World Series' (2.41) eclipsed the rating of game 2 (2.24) by close to two-tenths, placing it just a tenth behind the rating of the first  game (2.52). Amidst the extra competition, ABC's 'Shark Tank' (0.57, +0.08) actually gained a tenth and posted a new season high. At 9, '20/20' (0.49, +0.14) rose by more than a tenth and obliterated its newsmagazine cousin 'Dateline' (0.33, -0.02). Though it paled in comparison to '20/20' at first glance, 'Dateline' deserves credit for more than doubling its lead-in, a rotten edition of NBC's 'Home Sweet Home' (0.16, -0.02). CBS went with encores of 'SWAT' (0.24), 'Magnum PI' (0.26), and 'Blue Bloods' (0.27), with each repeat rising from the previous. The CW's 'Scooby-Doo' special (0.09) matched what last week's 'Penn & Teller' garnered but 'Nancy Drew' (0.05) still dropped by a hundredth. 

Finals Update: '2021 World Series Game 3' (+0.5), 'Shark Tank' (+0.1), and repeats of 'Magnum PI' (+0.1) and 'Blue Bloods' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2021 World Series Game 32.41/2011.23Fox

Shark Tank0.57/43.80ABC

SWAT (R)0.24/22.74CBS

Home Sweet Home0.16/11.29NBC

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!0.09/10.49The CW
9 PM20/200.49/43.16ABC

Dateline NBC0.33/22.54NBC

Magnum PI (R)0.26/23.26CBS

Nancy Drew0.05/00.34The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods (R)0.27/23.70CBS
(R) = repeat

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