Friday TV Ratings 10/21/22: Shark Tank and Fire Country Slip, Whose Line Ticks Up, WWE SmackDown Remains First (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Friday-night mainstays 'Shark Tank' (0.48, -0.03) and '20/20' (0.28, -0.08) declined on ABC and were unable to top their respective hours. Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.52, -0.02) also slipped a bit but remained on top. On CBS, 'Fire Country' (0.45, -0.03) lost some steam in week three but was still well above its premiere rating (0.40) from two weeks prior. 'SWAT' (0.40, -0.03) dipped by the same amount as 'Fire' while 'Blue Bloods' (0.45, +0.02) inched up to a new season high at 10. On NBC, 'Capital One College Bowl' (0.24, +0.04) and 'Dateline' (0.34, +0.07) were on the rise. The CW's 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.09, +0.03) and 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.10, +0.06) improved greatly from their dismal premieres.  

Finals Update: 'Shark Tank' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.52/52.23Fox

Shark Tank0.48/53.34ABC


Capital One College Bowl0.24/31.73NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.09/10.74The CW
9 PMFire Country0.45/45.26CBS

Dateline NBC0.34/32.54NBC


Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.10/10.60The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.09/10.51The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.45/55.91CBS
(R) = repeat

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