Friday TV Ratings 7/29/22: Secret Celebrity Renovation Stays Low in Return, The Fatal Flaw Hits New High in New Slot, Dropping WWE SmackDown Leads

Ratings Analysis: CBS's 'Secret Celebrity Renovation' (0.25) returned five-hundredths higher than its September 2021 season finale (0.20) but could only manage to secure the third-place slot in its hour. Reruns of 'Blue Bloods' (0.16/0.20) occupied the 9-11PM stretch. Over on ABC, 'The Fatal Flaw' (0.31, +0.07) climbed to a new series high for its first episode since being shipped to Fridays. Much of that growth is likely a result of being placed in a more cushiony 8PM timeslot, as opposed to the more challenging 10PM slot it occupied on Thursday nights. Despite the passable performance, 'Flaw' was bested by the 9PM edition of '20/20' (0.33). Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.52, -0.10) dropped by a full tenth but still beat out its competitors. NBC had middling repeats of 'American Ninja Warrior' (0.22) and 'Dateline' (0.28). The CW had lifeless encores of 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.07) and 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.04/0.04).

Finals Update: 'WWE Smackdown' (+0.1), 'Secret Celebrity Renovation' (+0.1), the 9PM repeat of 'Blue Bloods' (+0.1), and 'Dateline' (+0.1) adjusted up. The two reruns of 'World's Funniest Animals' (-0.1; -0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.52/62.19Fox

The Fatal Flaw0.31/42.86ABC

Secret Celebrity Renovation (P)0.25/32.68CBS

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.22/31.58NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.07/10.55The CW
9 PM20/20 (R)0.33/42.65ABC

Blue Bloods (R)0.16/22.35CBS

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.04/10.44The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.04/00.45The CW
10 PMDateline NBC (R)0.28/32.04NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.20/22.87CBS
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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