Tuesday, May 26, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' Tops Night for FOX; CBS Drama Repeats Continue to Lead with Viewers

On May 22, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.50 rating - followed by CBS (0.40), NBC (0.40), ABC (0.40) and The CW (0.13).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.328 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.913), ABC (2.668), FOX (2.044) and The CW (0.775).

ABC, CBS and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - WWE SmackDown and the repeat of Dateline were adjusted down.

FOX (0.50 Rating, 2.044 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.5)

CBS (0.40 Rating, 4.328 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.4) REPEAT
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.4) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.40 Rating, 2.913 Million Viewers)
        CELEBRITY ESCAPE ROOM (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.40 Rating, 2.668 Million Viewers)
        THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II (0.4) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.13 Rating, 0.775 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1, +0.0)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.1) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.2) REPEAT


                                               The Final Ratings for Friday, May 22 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
WWE SmackDown (8-10)
0.5
2.044

CBS
MacGyver - R
0.4
4.314

ABC
The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II - R
0.4
2.582

NBC
Celebrity Escape Room - R
0.4
2.515

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.1
0.845
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.1
0.737
9:00 PM
CBS
Magnum P.I. - R
0.4
4.206

NBC
Dateline (9-11) - R
0.4
3.112

ABC
20/20 (9-11) - R
0.4
2.711

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.730
9:30 PM
The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.2
0.789
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.4
4.463

Average Rating: 0.32
Average Viewership: 2.421


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.