Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Canceled or renewed? Wondering where your favorite series are in the rankings? Here are the average ratings for the final season of the network’s 2021-22 TV shows – through the end of week 33 (Sunday, May 8, 2022).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, Abbott Elementary, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Big Sky, Black-ish, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, The Chase, The Conners, Dancing with the Stars, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey’s Anatomy, Holey Moley, Home Economics, Jeopardy! National College Championship, judge Steve Harvey, Let the World See, A Million Little Things, Promised Land, Queens, The Rookie, Shark Tank, Station 19, Supermarket Sweep, Who Do You Believe?, Women of the Movement, and The good years.
CBS shows this season (so far): 48 hours 60 minutes, The Amazing Race, B Positive, Beyond the Edge, Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, Blue Bloods, Bob ♥ Abishola, Bull, Come Dance with Me, CSI: Vegas, The Equalizer, FBI, FBI: International, FBI : Most Wanted, Ghosts, Good Sam, How We Roll, Magnum PI, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team, Survivor, SWAT, Tough As Nails, Undercover Boss, United States of Al , and Young Sheldon.
CW shows this season (so far): 4400, All American, All American: Homecoming, Batwoman, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Great Chocolate Showdown, Killer Camp, Kung Fu, Legacies, Legends of the Hidden Temple, March, Masters of Illusion, Nancy Drew , Naomi, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Riverdale, Superman & Lois, Two-Sentence Horror Stories, Walker, Who Does It Belong To Anyway?, World’s Funniest Animals, and Would I lie to you?.
FOX shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Alter Ego, The Big Leap, Bob’s Burgers, Call Me Kat, The Cleaning Lady, Domino Masters, Duncanville, Family Guy, The Great North, I Can See Your Voice , Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer, The Masked Singer, MasterChef Junior, Name That Tune, Next Level Chef, Our Kind of People, Pivoting, The Real Dirty Dancing, The Resident, The Simpsons, and Welcome to Flatch.
NBC shows this season (so far): America’s Got Talent: Extreme, American Auto, American Song Contest, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Courtship, Dateline NBC, The Endgame, Grand Crew, Home Sweet Home, Kenan, Mr. Mayor, La Brea, Law & Order, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New Amsterdam, Ordinary Joe, That’s My Jam, The Thing About Pam, This Is Us, Transplant, The Voice, Weakest Link, and Young Rock.
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Averages are based on final national figures (live plus same-day viewing). Keep in mind that demo numbers are usually what’s most important to advertisers. So that’s how networks measure success. Advertisers generally pay more for the commercial time of a show with a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach. It’s also important to remember that the ratings are designed to estimate the number of people watching a show’s commercials, not the show itself. That’s what advertisers pay.
Want more? You can check out the other season rosters here.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the notes? Which shows should do better?