Monday, July 20, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' Continues to Hold Steady; '20/20' and 'Masters of Illusion' Drop

On July 17, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.50 rating - followed by ABC (0.40), NBC (0.37), CBS (0.30) and The CW (0.13).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.643 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.908), ABC (2.572), FOX (1.912) and The CW (0.691).

CBS and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Masters of Illusion was adjusted down.

FOX (0.50 Rating, 1.912 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.5)

ABC (0.40 Rating, 2.572 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.4) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4, -0.2)

NBC (0.37 Rating, 2.908 Million Viewers)
        THE WALL (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT

CBS (0.30 Rating, 3.643 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.3) REPEAT
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.3) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.3) REPEAT

THE CW (0.13 Rating, 0.691 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1, -0.1)
        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, July 17 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
WWE SmackDown (8-10)
0.5
1.912

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.4
2.885

CBS
MacGyver - R
0.3
3.437

NBC
The Wall - R
0.3
2.289

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.1
0.719
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.1
0.655
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline (9-11) - R
0.4
3.218

ABC
20/20 (9-11)
0.4
2.416

CBS
Magnum P.I. - R
0.3
3.738

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.650
9:30 PM
The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.2
0.738
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.3
3.753

Average Rating: 0.28
Average Viewership: 2.201


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.