Friday Ratings: NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Carries The Night For The Peacock Network

Dateline's win equaled the show's highs for a Friday edition in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since June 7 and hit a new high in total viewers since that date.
For many, Friday night is Date Night. Combine that with American Ninja Warrior's strong 0.5/4 and 2.54 million for its 8-10 PM encore, and NBC breezed to the top of the networks for the evening. For NBC, Friday night was Dateline's night, as the news show topped the 18-49 demo wars for the evening, coming in at 0.6/4 and 3.39 million viewers.
The rest of the night's fare consisted of reruns.
The tropical crime drama Reef Break scored an 0.3/2 and 2.08 in its finale in the 9 PM slot for ABC, while ABC's 20/20 scored an 0.4/3 and 2.53 in the 10 PM slot.
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Elsewhere, the CW had the special EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic clock in at 0.1/1 and 0.43 million, Peaking, the unfiltered story of an athlete before a landmark event, debuted with an 0.1/0 and 0.25 total viewing audience.

‘Reef Break’: Desmond Chiam To Star In ABC/M6 Crime Drama Series

ABC picked it up for a summer run in August, with U.S.-based ABC Studios coming on board to-produce alongside ABC Studios International in partnership with M6. Reef Break originated at ABC Studios International and was ordered to series by France’s M6 in May.
Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high-octane adventures and island intrigue. Reef Break is described as a sexy, action-packed drama starring Montgomery as Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise.
Chiam is best known for playing the recurring character General Riga in the second season ofThe Shannara Chronicles, which aired on Paramount Network. He's repped by The Rosenzweig Group, Active Artists Management, Abrams Artists Agency and attorney Jonathan Shikora.” /> Chiam will be seen next as Jethro in Starz’s Now Apocalypse and Disney’s Magic Camp.
Desmond will play Jake Wyatt, a detective on the island who knows his way around a life or death scenario. After a one-night-stand as strangers, Wyatt and Cat (Montgomery) are suddenly working on a case together – a scenario he's not quite prepared to handle.
After an international search, Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles) has been tapped as one of the male leads opposite Poppy Montgomery in Reef Break, ABC's 13-episode summer crime drama. Montgomery also executive produces the series, which is based on her idea, along with Ken Sanzel, who will write as well as serve as showrunner.
Disney Media Distribution holds international rights to the series.