Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, December 13, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||WWE Friday Night SmackDown (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.7/4||2.34|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS)||0.6/4||6.45|
|American Housewife (ABC)||0.6/4||3.41|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.5/3||3.84|
|The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (The CW) (8-10 p.m.)||0.2/1||0.90|
|8:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.4/3||2.39|
|9 p.m.||Magnum P.I. (CBS)||0.6/4||6.12|
|Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/3||3.51|
|20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/3||2.72|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.5/3||5.30|
Without any major sporting events to dominate the Friday primetime ratings, “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” rose once more to the top.
The FOX wrestling series managed to lead every other program of the night in the adults 18-49 demographic by maintaining the 0.7 it has scored the last few weeks in a row. This allowed it to keep ahead of the fairly tough competition presented by CBS’ lineup, which started off with “Hawaii Five-O” holding at the 0.6 it dropped to last week. With 6.45 million viewers, “Five-O” was the most viewed show of the night. The network then followed this with “Magnum P.I.” at its own repeat 0.6, and a rerun of “Blue Bloods” at 0.5.
Over at ABC, “American Housewife” returned from a week off by rising from 0.5 with 2.87 million viewers to 0.6 with 3.41 million viewers. Following that was a new episode of “Fresh Off the Boat” as it returned even with its previous 0.4, and “20/20,” which sank slightly from 0.6 to 0.5.
“Dateline” at NBC was able to capitalize on the downtick of its 9 p.m. rival, but only just barely, as it held out at 0.5. Earlier in the night, “The Blacklist” did the same, remaining steadfast at its usual 0.5. The CW, meanwhile, aired the “88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade” for a 0.2 with 0.90 million viewers. This was about even with the event’s performance last year, when it scored a 0.2 with 1.02 million viewers.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/4||0.6/4||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.34||5.96||3.62||2.78||0.90|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.