Ratings: S.W.A.T. Grows With Part 1 of Luca’s Sendoff, Blue Bloods Tops Friday

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Blue Bloods was Friday’s most-watched show, while Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown coverage dominated the night in the coveted 18-49 demo.

With the start of Luca/original cast member Kenny Johnson’s two-part sendoff, CBS’ S.W.A.T. (with 4.7 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating) ticked up in audience week-to-week.

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Fire Country (5.1 million total viewers, 0.4 demo rating) and Blue Bloods (5.5 million viewers, 0.4 demo rating) in turn were pretty steady, and easily delivered Friday night’s two largest audiences.

The three CBS dramas, following some March Madness preemptions, will resume their seasons on Friday, April 5.


FOX | Friday Night SmackDown (2.34 mil/0.7) was steady.

ABC | Shark Tank (3 mil/0.3) was steady.

THE CW | Penn & Teller: Fool Us (572K/0.1) was steady, while Totally Funny Animals (323K/0.0) and Totally Funny Kids (285K/0.0) — which each appear to have budgets in the dozens of dollars — both lost viewers.

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