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Friday TV Ratings 9/29/17: 'Inhumans' Has Okay Start, 'Exorcist' & 'MacGyver' Hit Series Lows, 'Blue Bloods' On Top (UPDATED)

Here are the final broadcast ratings for Friday, September 29, 2017.


Photo: Marvel/ABC
Finals Update: Hell's Kitchen (0.9, +0.1) adjusted up. 

Time
Show
18-49 Rating
Total Viewers    (In Millions)
8:00pm
Marvel’s Inhumans (P) (ABC)
0.9
3.75

Hell's Kitchen (P) (FOX)
0.9
3.02

MacGyver (P)
0.8
6.69

Law & Order: True Crime (R) (NBC)
0.5
2.99

Masters of Illusion (R) (CW)
0.2
0.93




8:30pm
Masters of Illusion (R) (CW)
0.2
0.99




9:00pm
Hawaii Five-0 (P) (CBS)
1.0
8.64

Dateline NBC (NBC)
0.9
5.17

The Exorcist (P) (FOX)
0.5
1.58

Masters of Illusion (R) (CW)
0.2
0.92




9:30pm
Masters of Illusion (R) (CW)
0.2
0.95




10:00pm
Blue Bloods (P) (CBS)
1.1
10.04
20/20 (ABC)
0.6
2.95
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

The sole series premiere on premiere Friday was ABC's 'Inhumans' (0.9). It got off to a relatively decent start but didn't exactly blow the house down. 'Once Upon a Time' will take over the 8pm timeslot next week. The alphabet network capped off the night with a rotten '20/20' (0.6).

On CBS, it was a brutal return for 'MacGyver' (0.8). The drama merely matched its series low and couldn't hold a candle to its 1.7 series premiere. 'Hawaii Five-0' (1.0) and 'Blue Bloods' (1.1) posted better results but were still 29% and 15% below their year-ago openers respectively.

All hell broke loose on Fox as usually reliable 'Hell's Kitchen' (0.8) fell nearly 30% from last year. The series never went below a 1.0 last year, so this is a major disappointment. At 9, 'The Exorcist' (0.5) hit a new series low on premiere night and fell 50% from last year's respectable 1.0.

NBC stayed out of the (original) scripted game and settled for an encore of 'True Crime' (0.5) and two hours of Dateline (0.9)

The CW had 2-hrs of 'Masters of Illusion' encores (0.2/0.2/0.2/0.2).