Tuesday, June 2, 2020

TV Ratings: Friday May 29, 2020

FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' (0.53 in 18-49, 2.06 million viewers) led among originals on a rerun-filled night on broadcast. An ABC special, 'Haircut Night in America' (0.44, 3.33 million) brought in okay numbers, but was behind reruns of 'Shark Tank' (0.52, 3.38 million) and '20/20' (0.45, 3.37 million). The only other original airing on broadcast was CW's 'Masters of Illusion' (0.12, 786,000). 

Cable news coverage of the "Black Lives Matter" protests dominated the day's cable ratings with CNN taking 8 of the top 10 spots on the day and 14 of the top 20. The top airing for CNN was 10pm's 'CNN Tonight' which led the day in adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), adults 25-54 (1.21) and total viewers (3.66 million). 'Cuomo Prime Time' at 9pm (1.13 in 25-54, 3.88 million) and 11pm's 'CNN Tonight' (0.91, 2.6 million) were ranked second and third.

Elsewhere in cable news, the top 25-54 airing for Fox News was 'Fox News at Night' (0.75 rating) and 'Hannity' led the net in total viewers (4.34 million). 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (0.38, 2.73 million) and 'Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' (0.34, 2.14 million) were the top airings on MSNBC. 

Outside of news, VH1's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' (0.34 in 18-49, 658,000) scored the day's best numbers in males 12-34 (0.36 rating), and tied for third in females of that demo (0.28). WEtv's 'Mama June From Not to Hot' (0.24, 852,000) pulled decent numbers in women 18-49 (0.38 rating) and Discovery's 'Bering Sea Gold' (0.22, 1.14 million) was decent in adults 25-54 (0.32). 

Other programs of note include:
-Little Boy Lost (ID): 0.19/844,000
-Secret Skinwalker Ranch (History, 10pm): 0.15/818,000
-Comedy Central Stand-up (Comedy Central): 0.14/288,000
-Bubble Guppies (Nickelodeon): 0.14/598,000
-Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO): 0.14/1.08 million
-Dateline: Secrets Uncovered (Oxygen): 0.10/457,000
-Secret Skinwalker Ranch (History, 8pm): 0.10/787,000
-Hot Rod Garage (Motor Trend): 0.06/270,000
-Graveyard Carz (Motor Trend): 0.06/221,000
-Lockup (Nat Geo): 0.06/237,000
-Dirt Everyday (Motor Trend): 0.06/229,000
-Master Minds (GSN): 0.06/529,000
-Ricky Zoom (Nick Jr.): 0.05/264,000
-The Split (Sundance TV): 0.01/139,000

Source: Nielsen Media Research via ShowBuzzDaily

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