Friday TV Ratings 10/28/22: Matthew Perry Interview Performs Well, World Series Opens Up from 2021, College Bowl Ends Down (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Diane Sawyer's interview with Matthew Perry (0.47) performed well enough on ABC and gave the 9PM '20/20' (0.38, +0.10) a noticeable boost. To put things into perspective, the Sawyer-Perry interview was only a hundredth shy of the week-ago 'Shark Tank' (0.48). On Fox, game one of the '2022 World Series' (2.85) was about 13% higher than the first game of 2021 (2.52) in the Adults 18-49 demographic. NBC's 'Capital One College Bowl' (0.22/0.21) dipped for its finale and led into a sinking 'Dateline' (0.26, -0.08). 'College Bowl' trailed its week-ago rating (0.24) but avoided hitting a new low. 'SWAT' (0.41, +0.01) and 'Fire Country' (0.47, +0.02) grew by a touch on CBS while 'Blue Bloods' (0.41, -0.04) dealt with a mild decline in the 10PM hour. 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.06, -0.03) and 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.05, -0.05) crumbled on the CW.

Finals Update: '2022 World Series Game 1' (+0.6), 'Matthew Perry: The Diane Sawyer Interview' (+0.1), 'Fire Country' (+0.1), and 'Dateline NBC' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2022 World Series Game 12.85/2811.48Fox

Matthew Perry: The Diane Sawyer Interview0.47/44.39ABC


Capital One College Bowl0.22/21.55NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.06/10.54The CW
9 PMFire Country0.47/45.30CBS


Capital One College Bowl (F)0.21/21.32NBC

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.05/10.47The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.05/00.41The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.41/45.68CBS

Dateline NBC0.26/21.60NBC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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