In the latest TV ratings, Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown drew 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, ticking down week-to-week yet still leading the night in the demo.
NBC’s Dateline season opener, meanwhile, delivered Friday’s largest audience: 2.7 million. Leading into that, College Bowl (1.8 mil/0.2) matched last week’s Season 2 premiere.
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CBS’ Secret Celebrity Renovation (2.2 mil/0.2) dipped, leading into a Fall Preview special that did 1.6 mil/0.1.
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