Friday TV Ratings 11/19/21: 20/20 Surges, Shark Tank Also Rises, Dateline Drops (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Accompanied by the return of Diane Sawyer, a Turpin family-based installment of ABC's '20/20' (1.02, +0.55) skyrocketed to an absolutely monstrous rating. Just about nothing on TV can crack a 1.0 anymore, let alone on a Friday evening in the back-half of the night. One would have to go back to early 2017 to even find an episode of 20/20' with a rating this high. Though its boost wasn't as pronounced as its companion, 'Shark Tank' (0.68, +0.15) rose by a solid amount at 8 and also found itself at a new season high. Against the ABC explosion, last week's top program 'WWE Smackdown' (0.52, -0.04) seemed almost meek in comparison. The Fox series lost four-hundredths and was nearly doubled by '20/20'. On CBS, 'Magnum PI' (0.43, +0.02) and 'Blue Bloods' (0.46, +0.05) picked up a couple hundredths apiece. 'SWAT' (0.33) was in repeat-mode in the 8pm slot. NBC had lackluster telecasts of 'The Wall' (0.27, -0.06) and 'Dateline' (0.26, -0.14), with both shows down about a tenth. On the CW, 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.08, +0.01) gained a hundredth while 'Nancy Drew' posted its third-straight 0.04. 

Finals Update: 'Shark Tank' (+0.1), '20/20' (+0.1), and 'Blue Bloods' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMShark Tank0.68/64.34ABC

WWE SmackDown0.52/32.06Fox

SWAT (R)0.33/23.28CBS

The Wall0.27/22.21NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.08/10.68The CW
9 PM20/201.02/87.41ABC

Magnum PI0.43/35.17CBS

Dateline NBC0.26/21.93NBC

Nancy Drew0.04/00.35The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.46/45.79CBS
(R) = repeat

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