In the latest TV ratings, with CBS in rerun mode, Fox’s SmackDown led the night in the demo, while ABC’s Shark Tank reeled in Friday’s largest crowd.
FOX | Ahead of tonight’s Royal Rumble, Friday Night SmackDown drew its best audience since Dec. 30 (2.4 million total viewers) while steady in the demo (with a 0.6 rating). (How to stream Royal Rumble on Saturday night.)
ABC | Shark Tank (4.4 mil/0.5) added eyeballs week-to-week while steady in the demo.
NBC | U.S. Figure Skating Championships coverage averaged 1.8 mil and a 0.2.
THE CW | Penn & Teller: Fool Us (740K/0.1) gained some viewers, while Magic With the Stars (420K/0.1) lost a few.
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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. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.