Friday TV Ratings 12/29/23: WWE SmackDown Clip Show Leads Weak Night, The Wall, 20/20 and Dateline Encores Tie for Second (UPDATED w/Analysis)

Ratings Analysis: On the last Friday of 2023, nothing was able to even post a 0.3. A WWE Smackdown clip show (0.28) came the closest to clearing the 0.30 threshold and led Fox to a win, though the network's lead was not as pronounced as it usually is on this day of the week. ABC was close behind with a rerun of Shark Tank (0.26) and a 20/20 original (0.25) but ultimately failed to beat Fox. NBC aired repeats of The Wall (0.24) and Dateline (0.23). CBS's Blue Bloods encore (0.24) was on-par with the peacock network's offerings, but they dropped significantly from there with a rerun of TV movie Must Love Christmas (0.15). The CW re-ran Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.07) and Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2022 (0.06).

Finals Update: The repeat of Shark Tank (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMWWE SmackDown0.2831.36Fox

Shark Tank (R)0.2632.53ABC

The Wall (R)0.2432.21NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.2432.72CBS

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.0700.47The CW
9 PM20/200.2532.21ABC

Dateline NBC (R)0.2332.00NBC

Must Love Christmas (R)0.1521.85CBS

Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2022 (R)0.0610.45The CW
(R) = repeat

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