Friday TV Ratings 10/27/23: World Series Opens Well Below 2022, Shark Tank Hits Another Low, Penn & Teller: Fool Us Returns Decently (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Fox led the way on Friday evening as it often does, only this time with game 1 of the 2023 World Series instead of 'WWE Smackdown. The 'World Series' put up a solid 1.95 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and managed 9.17 million in the total viewership category. Despite the effortless dominance, the game was down by over 30% from last year's first game in the Adults 18-49 demographic (2.85). ABC's 'Shark Tank' (0.28, -0.04) seemed shaken by the added competition and crashed to a new season low, but '20/20' (0.32, +0.08) soared to a new season high in the 9 p.m. hour. On CBS, 'Raid the Cage' (0.26, -0.01) shed a hundredth and led into a rerun of 'Blue Bloods' (0.18). In the 8 p.m. time slot, a rerun of 'The Price Is Right At Night' (0.31) topped 'Shark Tank' head-on. NBC re-ran 'The Wall' (0.19) and had a modest 'Dateline' original (0.22, -0.01). 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.05) had a passable return on the CW and was followed by an encore of 'FBoy Island' (0.03).

Finals Update: '2023 World Series Game 1' (+0.5) and 'Raid the Cage' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2023 World Series Game 11.95239.17Fox

The Price Is Right At Night (R)0.3143.01CBS

Shark Tank0.2832.94ABC

The Wall (R)0.1921.70NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (P)0.0510.46The CW
9 PM20/200.3242.96ABC

Raid the Cage0.2632.17CBS

Dateline NBC0.2231.98NBC

FBoy Island (R)0.0300.13The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods (R)0.1822.24CBS
(P) = premiere 
(R) = repeat

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