Police proceedings, newsletters, and scripted series that typically feature the drama on Friday nights largely gave way to sports action ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend.
The 2021 Stanley Cup Finals with Canadians from Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal, and WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown tied for the crown of the night’s show. Both came in at 0.4, and hockey gained a slight audience size advantage, with 1.98 million to wrestling’s 1.74 million in the early ratings.
ABC reality series 911 Emergency call scored a 0.3 in demos, but the show came in with 2.62 million to top the sports sweepstakes, though that total was down from last week.
The CW Dynasty provided the only other new programming, scoring 0.0 in demos.
The remainder of the nightly rate consisted of reruns.