Friday TV Ratings 10/14/22: SWAT, Fire Country and Shark Tank All Grow, WWE SmackDown Leads Yet Again (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Though it clearly had a very solid start last week, CBS's 'Fire Country' (0.48, +0.08) jumped into gamechanger territory in week two. The new drama set the night ablaze by soaring to a rating that was nearly a full tenth higher than its already promising premiere (0.40). 'SWAT' (0.43, +0.05) and 'Blue Bloods' (0.43, +0.02) were also able to grow from their premieres at 8 and 10 respectively. ABC also had something to write home about as both 'Shark Tank' (0.51, +0.04) and '20/20' (0.36, +0.04) rose to new season highs. Although 'Shark Tank' and 'Fire Country' were stronger competitors than usual, Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.54, 0.00) was stable and won the night yet again. On NBC, 'Capital One College Bowl' (0.20, -0.01) and 'Dateline' (0.27, -0.01) shed a hundredth apiece. The CW went with the middling premieres of 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.06) and 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.04). Both were down by two-hundredths from their year-ago starts (0.08/0.06).

Finals Update: 'Shark Tank' (+0.1) and 'Fire Country' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Whose Line?' (-0.1) and its repeat (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.54/62.27Fox

Shark Tank0.51/53.44ABC


Capital One College Bowl0.20/21.63NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (P)0.06/10.55The CW
9 PMFire Country0.48/55.80CBS


Dateline NBC0.27/32.29NBC

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (P)0.04/00.45The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.04/00.40The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.43/56.06CBS
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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