Tuesday, January 5, 2021

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' Falls; 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Draws Half a Million Viewers on The CW

On January 1, 2021, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.53 rating - followed by ABC (0.40), NBC (0.39), CBS (0.26) and The CW (0.09).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.227 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.469), ABC (2.310), FOX (2.013) and The CW (0.415).

CBS aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeat of Magnum P.I. was adjusted up.

FOX (0.53 Rating, 2.013 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.53)

ABC (0.40 Rating, 2.310 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.45) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.37) REPEAT

NBC (0.39 Rating, 2.469 Million Viewers)
        WEAKEST LINK (0.38) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.39) REPEAT

CBS (0.26 Rating, 3.227 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.25) REPEAT
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.26) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.28) REPEAT

THE CW (0.09 Rating, 0.415 Million Viewers)
        RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE (0.10) SEASON PREMIERE
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.06) REPEAT


The Final Ratings for Friday, January 1 

Average Rating: 0.31
Average Viewership: 2.213


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 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.