TV Ratings for Friday, Oct. 21: ‘Fire Country’ on CBS
In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown drew nearly 2.2 million total viewers along with a 0.5 rating, holding steady week-to-week and topping the night in the demo.
Over on CBS, S.W.A.T. (4.3 mil/0.4) and Blue Bloods (5.7 mil/0.4) were steady in the demo, with the latter copping Friday’s largest audience. Fire Country (5.1 mil/0.4, read recap) dipped in the demo.
Elsewhere, ABC’s Shark Tank (3.1 mil/0.4) ticked down… NBC’s College Bowl (1.7 mil/0.2) was steady heading into next week’s finale… and The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us (797K/0.1) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (662K/0.1) both rose sharply in audience; preemptions, somewhere?
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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.