‘Blue Bloods’: Here’s How Show Compared in Ratings to ‘SWAT’ and PAC-12 Championship

by Lauren Boisvert
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Last Friday was a big line-up across the board; “Blue Bloods”, “SWAT”, and “Magnum PI” on CBS, “Nancy Drew” on the CW, as well as the PAC-12 Championship over on ABC. So, how did “Blue Bloods”, “SWAT”, and PAC-12 compare in the ratings?

Well, it’s safe to say PAC-12 led ABC on Friday, with 3.5 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. Fans tuned in to see the Oregon Ducks and Utah Utes play that night. “Blue Bloods”, in comparison, was relatively steady at a 0.4 rating and 5.6 million viewers. “SWAT” raised their rating and viewership a bit from 4.8 to 5.1 million. The show had dipped with the Nov. 11 episode from 4.9 million viewers but brought it up almost 6 percent on Friday.

“Blue Bloods” stayed true in the ratings, but actually dipped a fraction in the viewers; the Nov. 5 episode was up to nearly premiere levels at 6.1 million viewers, then dropped 1 percent on Nov. 12. On Nov. 19 the viewership dropped significantly, 5 percent from 6.1 to 5.7 million viewers. Friday saw another minor drop of 2 percent, going from 5.7 to 5.6 million viewers. Hopefully, “Blue Bloods” picks up again and avoids dropping any more viewers.

‘Blue Bloods’: What’s Next For the Reagans?

Dec. 10 marks the last new episode of “Blue Bloods” until the new year, and it looks like it’s going to be a doozy. According to a synopsis of the episode, titled “Firewall,” Jamie Reagan is going to be dealing with some family secrets.

The last time the Reagans dealt with family secrets, they found out that Joseph Reagan–Erin, Danny, and Jamie’s brother–had a secret son named Joe Hill. Joe had been grappling with his Reagan lineage for some time, as the family is all somehow tied to police work. Joe is as well. He struggled with feeling like things were handed to him. He never accepted help from Frank, until recently in season 12. Joe was injured and reluctantly accepted assistance from Frank and the rest of his family.

What could this “Blue Bloods” family secret be about? Who could it involve? Is there more information about Joe Hill that we don’t know? We’ll just have to wait and see for that part of the episode.

Additionally, Eddie Janko-Reagan is still struggling with her new partner, Luis Badillo. The two don’t see eye to eye at all, even though Eddie’s husband Jamie recommended Badillo. He has some choice opinions about the Reagans, and freely shares them; he and Eddie fight constantly. What is Eddie going to do about him? Is someone going to put in for a transfer, or can they work things out? Again, we’ll have to wait and see.

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