Friday TV Ratings 9/16/22: Dynasty Stays Low for Series Finale, Dateline Premieres Weaker, CBS Fall Preview Low (UPDATED)

It was another Friday night won by WWE Smackdown (0.50), even as the wrestling series shed seven hundredths. With the summer season now over, it was the final week in which Smackdown is not expected to face any major competition from the Big Three networks, as Shark Tank and SWAT will premiere in the coming weeks. Speaking of Shark Tank, it aired a repeat (0.32) that was slightly higher than the finale of The Con that aired in its time slot the week prior. The 9 PM 20/20 broadcast (0.24) trailed last week's Queen Elizabeth II-centered airing by a noticeable amount. NBC's Capital One College Bowl (0.24) was about steady in its second week, down only a single hundredth from the 9 PM airing last week and stable with the season premiere. The season premiere of Dateline NBC (0.31) was below its 2021-22 season average, but still took third for the night. CBS continued its HGTV-esque series Secret Celebrity Renovation (0.21), and saw a decline after last week's uptick. Their Fall Preview (0.18) aired at 9 PM and drew little interest, with a Young Sheldon encore (0.15) rating even lower. The night wrapped up with a repeat of Blue Bloods (0.19) that rated higher than last week's airings. On The CW, they said farewell to perennial ratings under-performer Dynasty (0.02) after what somehow was a five-season run, steady with last week's paltry series low. At 8, Killer Camp (0.04) doubled its rating from last week and yet still managed to remain a rounded 0.0.

Finals Update: The CBS Fall Preview (+0.1) adjusted up. Killer Camp (-0.1) and Dynasty (-0.) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.50/62.21Fox

Shark Tank (R)0.32/32.50ABC

Capital One College Bowl0.24/31.84NBC

Secret Celebrity Renovation0.21/22.26CBS

Killer Camp0.04/00.16The CW
9 PMDateline NBC (P)0.31/32.77NBC

20/20 (R)0.24/32.33ABC

CBS Fall Preview0.18/21.78CBS

Dynasty (Series Finale)0.02/00.19The CW
9:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)0.15/21.59CBS
10 PMBlue Bloods (R)0.19/22.31CBS

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