Monday, August 24, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' Easily Leads Night, Followed by 'Dateline,' 'Blue Bloods' and 'Shark Tank' Repeats

On August 21, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.60 rating - followed by CBS (0.33), ABC (0.33), NBC (0.33) and The CW (0.05).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.507 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.357), FOX (2.198), NBC (1.897) and The CW (0.383).

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



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

FOX (0.60 Rating, 2.198 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.6)

CBS (0.33 Rating, 3.507 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.3) REPEAT
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.3) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.33 Rating, 2.357 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.4) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.3) REPEAT

NBC (0.33 Rating, 1.897 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.05 Rating, 0.383 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        BEING REUBEN (0.0, +0.0)
        BEING REUBEN (0.0, +0.0)


                                             The Final Ratings for Friday, August 21 

Time

Network

Show

18 - 49 Rating

Viewers (Millions)

8:00 PM

FOX

WWE SmackDown (8-10)

0.6

2.198


ABC

Shark Tank - R

0.4

2.655


CBS

MacGyver - R

0.3

3.145


NBC

America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R

0.3

1.758


The CW

Masters of Illusion - R

0.1

0.587

8:30 PM

The CW

Masters of Illusion - R

0.1

0.500

9:00 PM

CBS

Magnum P.I. - R

0.3

3.432


ABC

20/20 (9-11) - R

0.3

2.208


The CW

Being Reuben

0.0

0.226

9:30 PM

The CW

Being Reuben

0.0

0.219

10:00 PM

CBS

Blue Bloods - R

0.4

3.943


NBC

Dateline - R

0.4

2.175


Average Rating: 0.27
Average Viewership: 1.921


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.