In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown led the night in the demo while CBS’ Fire Country slipped past Blue Bloods to claim the largest audience.
CBS | S.W.A.T. (with 5.4 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating) and Fire Country (6.1 mil/0.4) are on track for their second-largest audiences of the season, though the latter — even with this past Sunday’s post-AFC Championship showcase — dipped in the demo. Blue Bloods (5.9 mil/0.4) was pretty steady.
FOX | SmackDown (2.3 mil/0.6) ticked down from last week’s best-in-a-long-while demo rating.
NBC | Lopez vs. Lopez (1.8 mil/0.2) hit season lows, while Young Rock (1.2 mil/0.2) hit and tied season lows.
THE CW | Penn & Teller: Fool Us (690K/0.1) and Criss Angel’s Magic With the Stars (380K/0.1) both shed some viewers against stiffer competition.
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. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.