2021-22 TV Ratings: Final Seven-Day Numbers for Every Network Series

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No one would argue that broadcast TV is booming in 2022, but on a show by show basis, things don’t look quite as bleak as they did a year ago.

Whereas in 2020-21, only one network series — The CW’s All American — grew both its total audience and adults 18-49 rating, several shows managed the feat in the 2021-22 season, according to Nielsen’s final seven-day ratings for the season. The gainers were led by the top two shows on TV, NBC’s Sunday Night Football (18 million viewers, 5.0 rating in 18-49) and Fox’s Thursday Night Football (15.4 million, 4.3), which posted decent improvements in both measures.

The Monday edition of American Idol (6.99 million viewers, 1.0 in 18-49) and several other sports franchises, including ABC’s Saturday college football and NBA showcases, also had gains in both viewers and the key ad demographic. NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and CBS’ The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, SWAT and Bob Hearts Abishola all posted total-viewer growth, though they dipped some in the 18-49 demo.

Among entertainment programs, CBS’ NCIS led the viewer charts with 10.9 million people per episode. The swan song for NBC’s This Is Us finished first among adults 18-49 with a 1.6 rating; it was the top network drama in the demo for each of its six seasons.

The charts below are seven-day averages for the full 2021-22 TV season (Sept. 20, 2021 to May 25, 2022). Series that aired fewer than three episodes during the season, continuations of summer shows from the previous season and sports pre- and postgame shows are excluded. The numbers below also don’t include streaming, which makes up a significant portion of the audience for a number of shows.

Total Viewers

vs. 2020-21
Rank Show Network Viewers (millions) Gain/loss % gain/loss
1 Sunday Night Football NBC 18 1.5 9.1%
2 Thursday Night Football Fox 15.4 1.98 14.8%
3 NCIS CBS 10.9 -1.68 -13.4%
4 FBI CBS 10.29 -0.69 -6.3%
5 Chicago Fire NBC 9.84 -0.39 -3.8%
6 Blue Bloods CBS 9.78 -0.38 -3.7%
7 The Equalizer CBS 9.42 -2.65 -22%
8 Young Sheldon CBS 9.21 -0.24 -2.5%
9 60 Minutes CBS 9.19 -1.54 -14.4%
10 Chicago PD NBC 9.18 -0.55 -5.7%
11 Chicago Med NBC 9.11 -0.63 -6.5%
12 FBI: Most Wanted CBS 8.75 -0.08 -0.9%
13 Ghosts CBS 8.41 n/a
14 NCIS: Hawai’i CBS 8.28 n/a
The Voice – Tuesday NBC 8.28 -0.02 -0.2%
16 FBI: International CBS 8.23 n/a
17 This Is Us NBC 8.13 -1.19 -12.8%
18 The Voice – Monday NBC 8.12 -0.28 -3.3%
911 Fox 8.12 -1.5 -15.6%
20 La Brea NBC 7.43 n/a
911: Lone Star Fox 7.43 -1.28 -14.7%
22 Bull CBS 7.37 -1.22 -14.2%
23 Survivor CBS 7.36 n/a
24 Magnum P.I. CBS 7.34 -0.14 -1.9%
25 American Idol – Sunday ABC 7.29 -0.13 -1.8%
26 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 7.28 -0.52 -6.7%
27 The Good Doctor ABC 7.05 -1.11 -13.6%
28 American Idol – Monday ABC 6.99 0.75 12%
29 Law & Order: SVU NBC 6.83 0.05 0.7%
30 CSI: Vegas CBS 6.8 n/a
31 The Neighborhood CBS 6.73 -0.03 -0.4%
32 Bob Hearts Abishola CBS 6.66 0.09 1.4%
33 The Rookie ABC 6.44 -0.67 -9.4%
34 Grey’s Anatomy ABC 6.42 -1.74 -21.3%
35 SWAT CBS 6.41 0.45 7.6%
36 Dancing With the Stars ABC 6.36 -0.73 -10.3%
37 Station 19 ABC 6.16 -0.95 -13.4%
38 New Amsterdam NBC 6.09 -0.87 -12.5%
39 Law & Order NBC 5.92 n/a
40 The Masked Singer Fox 5.85 -1.71 -22.6%
41 United States of Al CBS 5.84 -0.1 -1.7%
42 SEAL Team CBS 5.83 -0.61 -9.5%
43 B Positive CBS 5.69 0.01 0.2%
44 Big Sky ABC 5.65 -1.7 -23.1%
45 Law & Order: Organized Crime NBC 5.51 -2.32 -29.6%
46 The Amazing Race CBS 5.5 0.09 1.7%
47 The Cleaning Lady Fox 5.17 n/a
48 America’s Funniest Home Videos ABC 5.13 -0.19 -3.6%
49 The Resident Fox 4.93 -0.71 -12.6%
50 The Blacklist NBC 4.77 -0.7 -12.8%
51 The Conners ABC 4.76 -0.88 -15.6%
52 Saturday Night Football ABC 4.62 0.85 22.5%
53 Shark Tank ABC 4.53 -0.44 -8.9%
The Bachelor ABC 4.53 -1.93 -29.9%
55 The Thing About Pam NBC 4.46 n/a
56 Judge Steve Harvey ABC 4.26 n/a
57 Celebrity Wheel of Fortune ABC 4.24 -2.91 -40.7%
58 20/20 ABC 4.23 0.12 2.9%
59 Dateline – Friday NBC 4.16 even
60 How We Roll CBS 4.1 n/a
61 Undercover Boss CBS 4.09 0.93 29.4%
62 A Million Little Things ABC 4.06 -1.18 -22.5%
63 AGT: Extreme NBC 4 n/a
64 Next Level Chef Fox 3.92 n/a
The Goldbergs ABC 3.92 -0.45 -10.3%
66 Abbott Elementary ABC 3.84 n/a
67 The Bachelorette ABC 3.83 -2.22 -36.7%
68 Women of the Movement ABC 3.69 n/a
69 Good Sam CBS 3.61 n/a
70 Tough as Nails CBS 3.57 -0.27 -7.0%
71 The Endgame NBC 3.55 n/a
48 Hours CBS 3.55 even
73 Ordinary Joe NBC 3.33 n/a
74 Holey Moley ABC 3.15 n/a
75 Beyond the Edge CBS 3.07 n/a
76 NBA Saturday Primetime ABC 3.03 0.73 31.7%
77 That’s My Jam NBC 3.01 n/a
78 Let the World See ABC 3 n/a
79 Call Me Kat Fox 2.94 -1.22 -29.3%
The Chase ABC 2.94 -2.66 -47.5%
81 The Wonder Years ABC 2.92 n/a
82 Home Economics ABC 2.87 -0.63 -18%
83 Masterchef Junior Fox 2.86 n/a
84 The Wall NBC 2.8 -0.67 -19.3%
85 Supermarket Sweep ABC 2.78 -1.1 -28.4%
86 American Auto NBC 2.73 n/a
Black-ish ABC 2.73 -0.38 -12.2%
88 Promised Land ABC 2.69 n/a
89 Alter Ego Fox 2.63 n/a
I Can See Your Voice Fox 2.63 -2.21 -45.7%
91 Young Rock NBC 2.6 -1.25 -32.5%
92 To Tell the Truth ABC 2.53 -1.96 -43.7%
93 Dateline Mystery NBC 2.46 -0.28 -10.2%
94 WWE Smackdown Fox 2.44 -0.08 -3.2%
95 Come Dance With Me CBS 2.36 n/a
96 Transplant NBC 2.32 -3.13 -57.4%
97 Mr. Mayor NBC 2.3 -2.16 -48.4%
98 The Simpsons Fox 2.25 -0.11 -4.7%
99 Weakest Link NBC 2.24 -2.22 -49.8%
100 Kenan NBC 2.12 -0.81 -27.6%
101 American Song Contest NBC 2.06 n/a
Our Kind of People Fox 2.06 n/a
103 Domino Masters Fox 2.05 n/a
104 The Big Leap Fox 2.03 n/a
105 Name That Tune Fox 2.01 -1.27 -39%
106 Fox College Football Fox 2 0.13 7.0%
107 Grand Crew NBC 1.97 n/a
Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer Fox 1.97 n/a
109 Who Do You Believe? ABC 1.92 n/a
The Real Dirty Dancing Fox 1.92 n/a
111 Family Guy Fox 1.9 -0.29 -13.2%
112 Queen ABC 1.86 n/a
113 Pivoting Fox 1.85 n/a
114 Walker CW 1.65 -0.89 -35%
115 Superman & Lois CW 1.6 -0.84 -34.4%
116 Bob’s Burgers Fox 1.59 -0.15 -8.6%
117 PBC Fight Night Fox 1.47 0.43 41.3%
118 Home Sweet Home NBC 1.46 n/a
119 The Great North Fox 1.3 -0.44 -25.3%
120 All American CW 1.06 n/a
121 Welcome to Flatch Fox 1.05 -0.35 -25.0%
122 The Flash CW 1.04 -0.54 -34.2%
123 Penn & Teller: Fool Us CW 0.94 -0.08 -7.8%
124 Kung Fu CW 0.93 -0.77 -45.3%
125 Naomi CW 0.92 n/a
The Courtship NBC 0.92 n/a
127 Legends of Tomorrow CW 0.86 0.04 4.9%
128 Whose Line Is It Anyway CW 0.78 -0.32 -29.1%
129 Batwoman CW 0.76 -0.16 -17.4%
130 Legacies CW 0.75 -0.26 -26%
131 Nancy Drew CW 0.74 -0.12 -14.0%
132 4400 CW 0.73 n/a
133 All American: Homecoming CW 0.66 n/a
134 Duncanville Fox 0.65 n/a
135 Charmed CW 0.62 -0.07 -10.1%
136 World’s Funniest Animals CW 0.54 -0.24 -30.8%
137 Great Chocolate Showdown CW 0.52 n/a
138 Riverdale CW 0.46 -0.55 -54.5%
139 MLS Soccer Fox 0.44 n/a
140 Dynasty CW 0.39 -0.01 -2.5%
Masters of Illusion CW 0.39 -0.24 -38.1%
142 Two Sentence Horror Stories CW 0.33 -0.2 -37.7%
Would I Lie to You? CW 0.33 n/a
144 CW 0.3 n/a
145 March CW 0.23 n/a
146 Killer Camp CW 0.21 n/a

Adults 18-49

vs. 2020-21
Rank Show Network 18-49 rating Gain/loss % gain/loss
1 Sunday Night Football NBC 5.0 0.3 6.4%
2 Thursday Night Football Fox 4.3 0.4 10.3%
3 This Is Us NBC 1.6 -0.4 -20%
4 Chicago PD NBC 1.3 -0.3 -18.8%
911 FOX 1.3 -0.4 -23.5%
Chicago Fire NBC 1.3 -0.2 -13.3%
Survivor CBS 1.3 n/a
8 Grey’s Anatomy ABC 1.2 -0.7 -36.8%
Law & Order: SVU NBC 1.2 -0.2 -14.3%
The Masked Singer Fox 1.2 -0.8 -40%
11 Chicago Med NBC 1.1 -0.3 -21.4%
American Idol – Sunday ABC 1.1 even
The Bachelor ABC 1.1 -0.7 -38.9%
Dancing WIth the Stars ABC 1.1 even
Saturday Night Football ABC 1.1 0.2 22.2%
16 Law & Order: Organized Crime NBC 1.0 -0.5 -33.3%
The Amazing Race CBS 1.0 -0.1 -9.1%
Ghosts CBS 1.0 n/a
911: Lone Star Fox 1.0 -0.5 -33.3%
American Idol – Monday ABC 1.0 0.1 11.1%
The Bachelorette ABC 1.0 -0.8 -44.4%
FBI CBS 1.0 -0.3 -23.1%
Young Sheldon CBS 1.0 -0.2 -16.7%
Next Level Chef Fox 1.0 n/a
The Voice – Monday NBC 1.0 -0.1 -9.1%
The Voice – Tuesday NBC 1.0 -0.1 -9.1%
60 Minutes CBS 1.0 -0.2 -16.7%
28 FBI: Most Wanted CBS 0.9 -0.1 -10%
Station 19 ABC 0.9 -0.4 -30.8%
The Equalizer CBS 0.9 -0.8 -47.1%
NCIS CBS 0.9 -0.3 -25%
La Brea NBC 0.9 n/a
33 The Good Doctor ABC 0.8 -0.4 -33.3%
The Rookie ABC 0.8 -0.2 -20%
Blue Bloods CBS 0.8 -0.1 -11.1%
CSI: Vegas CBS 0.8 n/a
The Conners ABC 0.8 -0.3 -27.3%
The Goldbergs ABC 0.8 -0.1 -11.1%
FBI: International CBS 0.8 n/a
NCIS: Hawai’i CBS 0.8 n/a
SWAT CBS 0.8 -0.1 -11.1%
Abbott Elementary ABC 0.8 n/a
The Neighborhood CBS 0.8 -0.2 -20%
NBA Saturday Primetime ABC 0.8 0.2 33.3%
45 20/20 ABC 0.7 even
Magnum P.I. CBS 0.7 -0.1 -12.5%
SEAL Team CBS 0.7 -0.2 -22.2%
The Resident Fox 0.7 -0.3 -30%
New Amsterdam NBC 0.7 -0.3 -30%
Shark Tank ABC 0.7 -0.2 -22.2%
Bob Hearts Abishola CBS 0.7 -0.1 -12.5%
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 0.7 -0.2 -22.2%
The Cleaning Lady Fox 0.7 n/a
Family Guy Fox 0.7 -0.2 -22.2%
Law & Order NBC 0.7 n/a
The Simpsons Fox 0.7 -0.1 -12.5%
57 Big Sky ABC 0.6 -0.5 -45.5%
A Million Little Things ABC 0.6 -0.4 -40%
Bull CBS 0.6 -0.2 -25%
Supermarket Sweep ABC 0.6 -0.3 -33.3%
B Positive CBS 0.6 -0.2 -25%
Bob’s Burgers Fox 0.6 -0.1 -14.3%
Women of the Movement ABC 0.6 n/a
Call Me Kat Fox 0.6 -0.3 -33.3%
Masterchef Junior Fox 0.6 n/a
Dateline – Friday NBC 0.6 even
That’s My Jam NBC 0.6 n/a
Judge Steve Harvey ABC 0.6 n/a
United States of Al CBS 0.6 -0.1 -14.3%
WWE Smackdown Fox 0.6 -0.1 -14.3%
AGT: Extreme NBC 0.6 n/a
America’s Funniest Home Videos ABC 0.6 -0.1 -14.3%
73 Home Economics ABC 0.5 -0.2 -28.6%
Queens ABC 0.5 n/a
Our Kind of People Fox 0.5 n/a
The Blacklist NBC 0.5 -0.2 -28.6%
Ordinary Joe NBC 0.5 n/a
The Thing About Pam NBC 0.5 n/a
Black-ish ABC 0.5 -0.1 -16.7%
Holey Moley ABC 0.5 n/a
The Wonder Years ABC 0.5 n/a
Tough as Nails CBS 0.5 -0.1 -16.7%
Undercover Boss CBS 0.5 even
Alter Ego Fox 0.5 n/a
I Can See Your Voice Fox 0.5 -0.8 -61.5%
American Auto NBC 0.5 n/a
Young Rock NBC 0.5 -0.4 -44.4%
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune ABC 0.5 -0.5 -50%
Fox College Football Fox 0.5 0.1 25%
90 Good Sam CBS 0.4 n/a
All American CW 0.4 -0.1 -20%
The Big Leap Fox 0.4 n/a
Pivoting Fox 0.4 n/a
Weakest Link NBC 0.4 -0.4 -50%
The Chase ABC 0.4 -0.5 -55.6%
To Tell the Truth ABC 0.4 -0.3 -42.9%
48 Hours CBS 0.4 even
Beyond the Edge CBS 0.4 n/a
How We Roll CBS 0.4 n/a
Domino Masters Fox 0.4 n/a
Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer Fox 0.4 n/a
Name That Tune Fox 0.4 -0.3 -42.9%
American Song Contest NBC 0.4 n/a
The Endgame NBC 0.4 n/a
Grand Crew NBC 0.4 n/a
Kenan NBC 0.4 -0.2 -33.3%
Mr. Mayor NBC 0.4 -0.4 -50%
The Wall NBC 0.4 -0.2 -33.3%
The Great North Fox 0.4 -0.2 -33.3%
Let the World See ABC 0.4 n/a
111 The Flash CW 0.3 -0.2 -40%
Promised Land ABC 0.3 n/a
Superman & Lois CW 0.3 n/a
The Real Dirty Dancing Fox 0.3 n/a
PBC Fight Night Fox 0.3 0.1 50%
Dateline Mystery NBC 0.3 -0.1 -25%
117 All American: Homecoming CW 0.2 n/a
Batwoman CW 0.2 even
Legends of Tomorrow CW 0.2 even
Legacies CW 0.2 -0.1 -33.3%
Naomi CW 0.2 n/a
Walker CW 0.2 -0.3 -60%
The Courtship NBC 0.2 n/a
Who Do You Believe? ABC 0.2 n/a
Come Dance With Me CBS 0.2 n/a
Duncanville Fox 0.2 n/a
Welcome to Flatch Fox 0.2 n/a
Home Sweet Home NBC 0.2 n/a
Transplant NBC 0.2 -0.5 -71.4%
130 4400 CW 0.1 n/a
Charmed CW 0.1 -0.1 -50%
Great Chocolate Showdown CW 0.1 n/a
Kung Fu CW 0.1 -0.2 -66.7%
CW 0.1 n/a
Nancy Drew CW 0.1 -0.1 -50%
Penn & Teller: Fool Us CW 0.1 -0.1 -50%
Riverdale CW 0.1 -0.3 -75%
Whose Line Is It Anyway CW 0.1 -0.1 -50%
World’s Funniest Animals CW 0.1 even
Would I Lie to You? CW 0.1 n/a
MLS Soccer FOX 0.1 n/a
Dynasty CW 0.1 even
Killer Camp CW 0.1 n/a
March CW 0.1 n/a
Masters of Illusion CW 0.1 even
Two Sentence Horror Stories CW 0.1 even

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