The dog days of summer are here, which means vacations, NFL preseason, back-to-school and savoring the last of the outdoors is the focus for many a TV regular.
The show, broadcast live from Phoenix, arrived 24 hours before today’s massive SummerSlam pay-per-view. The highlight of Friday was John Cena giving a final warning to Head of the Table Roman Reigns, as the two traded smack before their big match today. In a shocker, Reigns vowed to leave the WWE forever if he lost.
Elsewhere, Paula Abdul was the star of CBS’s Secret Celebrity Renovation. The pop star helped renovate a recreation center in Los Angeles, granting her childhood dance teacher, Dean Barlow, a new dance studio. The act of charity scored an 0.3, with the season debut of Greatest #At-Home Videos also coming in with an 0.3 for the eye network. A rerun of Blue Bloods closed out the network’s night.
The CW’s legal drama Burden of Proof had a demo and total audience bump, coming in with an 0.1. But Dynasty slumped, in at an 0.0 for its slot.