Friday TV Ratings 4/22/22: NBA Playoff Game Weak on ABC, Come Dance With Me Rises From Lackluster Premiere, WWE Smackdown Leads (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: The Milwaukee Bucks may have beat out the Chicago Bulls in the 'NBA Playoffs' (0.45), but the ABC broadcast failed to make much of an impression on the ratings landscape. On top of that, the 'NBA Countdown' special (0.24) that led into the game ended up being the lowest-rated broadcast on the big four networks. On CBS, 'Come Dance With Me' (0.27, +0.07) rose by seven-hundredths from last week's disappointing launch and was followed by another 'Blue Bloods' rerun (0.26). NBC drama 'The Blacklist' (0.29) held flat as 'Dateline' (0.46, -0.01) fell by a hundredth. Despite dropping by a hundredth, Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.47, -0.01) was able to top the night after losing to 'Shark Tank' last week. The CW's broadcast of the movie '2040' (0.02) served as an accurate depiction of how TV ratings will look like in that year. 

Finals Update: 'NBA Playoffs: Bucks v. Bulls' (+0.1), 'WWE SmackDown' (+0.1), 'Dateline NBC' (+0.1), and the repeat of 'Blue Bloods' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.47/41.95Fox

The Blacklist0.29/33.26NBC

Come Dance With Me0.27/32.24CBS

NBA Countdown0.24/31.77ABC

20400.02/00.19The CW
8:30 PMNBA Playoffs: Bucks v. Bulls0.45/41.93ABC
9 PMDateline NBC0.46/44.00NBC
10 PMBlue Bloods (R)0.26/23.09CBS
(R) = repeat

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