Friday Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Back On Top Of The Demo Wars

'Shark Tank'

After a short hiatus caused by the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s “March Madness,” the entrepreneurs and sharks are back on top of the Friday evening demos.

Sharks Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec and recurring Shark Daniel Lubetzky heard from entrepreneurs hawking plant-based milk, tattoo refreshment, hair grabbers and high-end baby bike carriers. It was enough to propel ABC’s Shark Tank to an 0.6, with its trailing partner on the network, newsmag 20/20, coming in with an 0.5.

The WWE Friday Night SmackDown held down a strong second, coming in with an 0.5, highlighted by a “KO Show” segment between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

The CBS crime drama lineup was steady, starting with an 0.4 for MacGyver and Magnum P.I., then rising to an 0.5 and the night’s largest audience at 6.17 million for Blue Bloods.
Also back after a short hiatus was NBC’s The Blacklist, where the continuing adventures of arch-criminal Raymond Reddington held on to its slot with an 0.3. Its trailing newsmag, Dateline, also came in with an 0.3 for its update on an Idaho couple charged in the death of two children.
The CW had repeats of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, followed by a new Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which ran up an 0.1 to close that network’s night.

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