As Deadline reported last month, CBS was primetime’s the most-watched broadcast community this season with a mean of 6.3 million viewers, matching final 12 months’s numbers to a tee, per Nielsen’s most present knowledge. The community’s viewers win shouldn’t come as an excessive amount of of a shock contemplating it’s been first in viewers for 13 consecutive years heading into the beginning of the 2021-22 season in September. While CBS repeated its viewership win, Fox, winner amongst adults 18-49 for the previous two seasons, was edged out by NBC which took the 2021-22 demo crown with a 1.1 score vs 1.0 for Fox. Both networks are dropping main scores drivers subsequent season, drama This Is Us (NBC) and Thursday Night Football (Fox).
Contributing to CBS’ 2021-2022 viewers win had been each long-time primetime staples and newcomers. Maintaining its throne, NCIS was the most-watched scripted sequence of the season as soon as once more, regardless of minor slips in each viewers and 18-49. As the established NCIS and FBI sequence stayed within the high rankings echelon, freshmen Ghosts, NCIS: Hawai’i and FBI: International — all renewed for a second season — broke by means of to the Top 40 in viewers. Ghosts, which proved to be a scores powerhouse for CBS, additionally snagged a spot on the Top 25 demo scores listing. Overall, CBS claimed 19 spots on the listing of the highest 40 most-watched applications of final season, and 11 on the demo Top 40 chart.
This 12 months’s slate of cancellations was a bloody one for CBS, which gave seven exhibits the chop, together with Magnum P.I. The reboot was the highest-rated sequence to get cancelled, whereas Bull marked the most-watched present that won’t return for an additional season.
This Is Us, which concluded final week, marked the season’s highest-rated non-sports program in 18-49 a 12 months after the drama tied Fox’s The Masked Singer for the excellence. (The Dan Fogelman sequence additionally made the Top 25 in 18-49.) NBC, which simply topped each the whole viewers and adults 19-49 charts with its Sunday Night Football programming, additionally noticed all three of its OneChicago sequence rank within the Top 15 for each viewers and 18-49. Newcomer La Brea, which is able to return for a second season, additionally made the Top 40 in each measures. SNF was up 8% in each viewers and 6% within the demo from 2020-2021.
Following barely behind NBC within the demo was Fox, which additionally touted sturdy performances with its soccer programming. 9-1-1 marked Fox’s highest-rated and most-watched non-sports program of the season. 9-1-1: Lone Star and The Masked Singer, with its controversial Rudy Giuliani look, additionally made the lists. New sequence Next Level Chef, which is able to return for a second season, tied with various titles to clinch a spot within the demo Top 40. Across the Big 4, Duncanville, which returned for a 3rd season May 1 and solely had 4 in-season airings, marked the lowest-rated and least-watched non-sports program of the season. Freshman Welcome To Flatch, which has additionally been renewed was the lowest-performing sequence in each measures to obtain a Season 2 pickup, excluding the CW’s programming.
(*40*) sports activities programming, ABC was as soon as once more the highest primetime community. American Idol, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Dancing With The Stars — in its ultimate season on ABC earlier than shifting to Disney+ — and Station 19 all returned to the listing of the 40 highest rated applications in 18-49. Grey’s, Idol, DWTS and Station 19 had been additionally among the many most-watched sequence of the season. Despite the crucial and cultural love for Abbott Elementary, the brand new comedy didn’t make both Top 40 listing.
Programming from The CW, as soon as once more, is nowhere to be discovered within the Top 40 however listed here are some highlights: All American was its highest-rated program whereas Walker was its most-watched. Both sequence will return for brand spanking new seasons and had been among the many fortunate few to flee the brutal pre-Upfronts cancellation spree on the community.
Above and beneath, see the Top 40 applications of the 2021-22 broadcast season in complete viewers and adults 18-49. (Click on p.2 to see the remaining in each charts.)