Monday, March 23, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Shark Tank' and 'The Blacklist' Surge to Season Highs; 'WWE SmackDown' Remains Steady

On March 20, 2020, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.90 rating - followed by FOX (0.80), NBC (0.73), CBS (0.63) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.287 million viewers - followed by ABC (5.051), NBC (4.466), FOX (2.569) and The CW (0.748).

CBS and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeat of Hawaii Five-0 was adjusted up.

ABC (0.90 Rating, 5.051 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (1.1, +0.3)
        20/20 (0.8, +0.1)

FOX (0.80 Rating, 2.569 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.8)

NBC (0.73 Rating, 4.466 Million Viewers)
        THE BLACKLIST (0.8, +0.3)
        DATELINE (0.7, +0.1)

CBS (0.63 Rating, 5.287 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.7) REPEAT
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.7) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.5) REPEAT

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.748 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.1) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.1) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.1) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Friday, March 20 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Shark Tank
1.1
5.990

FOX
WWE SmackDown (8-10)
0.8
2.569

NBC
The Blacklist
0.8
5.377

CBS
MacGyver - R
0.7
5.344

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.1
0.845
9:00 PM
ABC
20/20 (9-11)
0.8
4.582

NBC
Dateline (9-11)
0.7
4.011

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.7
5.454

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.633
9:30 PM
The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.668
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.5
5.062

Average Rating: 0.58
Average Viewership: 3.685


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.