Monday, December 23, 2019

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' Continues to Lead Night; '20/20' Dips; 'Dateline' Steady

On December 20, 2019, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.70 rating - followed by CBS (0.43), NBC (0.43), ABC (0.40) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.420 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.751), NBC (2.639), FOX (2.395) and The CW (0.761).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - There were no adjustments to any of the preliminary ratings.

FOX (0.70 Rating, 2.395 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.7)

CBS (0.43 Rating, 4.420 Million Viewers)
        I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (0.5)
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.4) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.43 Rating, 2.639 Million Viewers)
        GLOBAL CITIZENS PRIZE (0.3)
        DATELINE (0.5, +0.0)

ABC (0.40 Rating, 2.751 Million Viewers)
        CELEBRATING MARVEL'S STAN LEE (0.4)
        20/20 (0.4, -0.1)

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.761 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.1) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.1) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Friday, December 20 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
WWE SmackDown (8-10)
0.7
2.395

CBS
I Love Lucy Christmas Special
0.5
4.878

ABC
Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee
0.4
2.322

NBC
Global Citizen Prize
0.3
1.810

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.884
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline (9-11)
0.5
3.053

CBS
Magnum P.I. - R
0.4
3.821

ABC
20/20 (9-11)
0.4
2.966

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.670
9:30 PM
The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.605
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.4
4.560

Average Rating: 0.36
Average Viewership: 2.542


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.