Friday TV Ratings 10/7/22: Fire Country Ignites with Solid Rating, SWAT Returns Up, Shark Tank Ticks Up (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: CBS's new drama 'Fire Country' (0.40) burned bright on premiere night and gave life to a night with little to discuss. The series was able to grow from its lead-in and beat out its 9PM competitors head-on. Sandwiching 'Fire Country' were the returns of veteran dramas 'SWAT' (0.38) and 'Blue Bloods' (0.41). Both shows were down by just four-hundredths from their year-ago starts (0.42/0.45). ABC's 'Shark Tank' (0.47, +0.05) and '20/20' (0.32, +0.01) were on the upswing while NBC's 'Capital One College Bowl' (0.21, -0.04) and 'Dateline' (0.28, -0.07) fell into the abyss. Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.54, 0.00) held even with last week's installment and topped the night as usual. The CW's 'iHeartRadio Music Festival' (0.11) posted a rating higher than the vast majority of the network's dramas.

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



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.54/52.24Fox

Shark Tank0.47/53.44ABC

SWAT (P)0.38/44.76CBS

Capital One College Bowl0.21/21.70NBC

iHeartRadio Music Festival0.11/10.52The CW
9 PMFire Country (Series Premiere)0.40/45.91CBS


Dateline NBC0.28/32.30NBC
10 PMBlue Bloods (P)0.41/46.40CBS
(P) = premiere

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