Friday Ratings: ABC and Fox Share Dominance; ‘Shark Tank’ Season-Opener Tops Night in Adult 18-49

Friday, October 16, 2020
What follows are the fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen for Friday, October 16. Note: These ratings are time period based (and are, therefore, only approximate).
-Total Viewers:
ABC: 3.29 million, CBS: 2.86, NBC: 2.12, Fox: 1.99, CW: 669,000
-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 0.5 rating/3 share, ABC and CBS: 0.4/ 3 each, NBC: 0.4/ 2, CW: 0.1/ 1
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8:00 p.m.
ABC – Shark Tank (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.90 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 4 (#1)
CBS – Greatest #AtHome Videos
Viewers: 3.34 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 3 (#3)
NBC– American Ninja Warrior (R)
Viewers: 2.03 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Friday Night Smackdown
Viewers: 2.00 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 4 (#2)
CW – Masters of Illusion
Viewers: 718,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)
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8:30 p.m.
ABC – Shark Tank (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.72 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 4 (#1)
CBS – Greatest #AtHome Videos
Viewers: 2.91 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)
NBC– American Ninja Warrior (R)
Viewers: 1.84 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Friday Night Smackdown
Viewers: 1.95 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#2)
CW – Masters of Illusion (R)
Viewers: 668,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)
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9:00 p.m.
ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 3.35 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – Undercover Boss
Viewers: 2.60 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)
NBC – American Ninja Warrior (R)
Viewers: 1.82 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Friday Night Smackdown
Viewers: 1.98 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#1)
CW – World Funniest Animals
Viewers: 682,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)
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9:30 p.m.
ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 3.14 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)
CBS – Undercover Boss
Viewers: 2.70 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 3 (#2t)
NBC – American Ninja Warrior (R)
Viewers: 1.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Friday Night Smackdown
Viewers: 2.01 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#1)
CW – World Funniest Animals
Viewers: 637,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)
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10:00 p.m.
ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 2.92 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#1t)
CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
Viewers: 2.72 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#3)
NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 2.50 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 3 (#1t)
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10:30 p.m.
ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 2.68 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#2t)
CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
Viewers: 2.89 million (#1), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#2t)
NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 2.76 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#1)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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