Friday TV Ratings 3/4/22: Putin’s War: The Battle to Save Ukraine Rates Below Average Shark Tank, Magnum PI and Blue Bloods Slip, The Blacklist Inches Up (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: ABC's 'Putin's War: The Battle to Save Ukraine' special (0.48) got decent traction in the 8PM timeslot but fell a few hundredths short of the week-ago 'Shark Tank' episode (0.55). The 9PM '20/20' (0.39) was eight-hundredths below last week's installment. Though ABC put up quite a fight, Fox's WWE Smackdown' (0.59, +0.02) topped the evening for the second week in a row. On CBS, 'Undercover Boss' (0.41, +0.02) picked up two-hundredths, but 'Magnum PI' (0.35, -0.08) and 'Blue Bloods' (0.43, -0.04) both took a hit. 'The Blacklist' (0.31, +0.03) and 'Dateline' (0.37, +0.06) gained some steam on NBC. The CW's 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.10) held steady for its finale and was followed by encores of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.07/0.09). 

Finals Update: 'WWE SmackDown' (+0.1) and 'Putin's War' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.59/52.26Fox

Putin's War: The Battle to Save Ukraine0.48/44.61ABC

Undercover Boss0.41/43.51CBS

The Blacklist0.31/32.72NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (F)0.10/10.85The CW
9 PM20/200.39/33.08ABC

Dateline NBC0.37/32.77NBC

Magnum PI0.35/34.88CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.07/10.62The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.09/10.65The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.43/45.90CBS
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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