Tuesday Cable Ratings 5/24/22: NBA Playoffs Drop, Mayans MC Slightly Down, Cable News Soars Following Texas Shooting

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 5/24/22. Items of note include Mayans MC on FX, NBA Playoffs on TNT, and NHL Playoffs on ESPN.

(Note: Click any show with its name in green or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Tuesday TV Ratings 5/24/22: This Is Us Hits Highest Rating Since 2020 for Series Finale, FBI: International and FBI: Most Wanted End Down, Name That Tune Steady for Finale (UPDATED)

Finals Update: This Is Us (+0.1) and the repeat of FBI (+0.1) adjusted up.

Analysis to come.

Monday Cable Ratings 5/23/22: Better Call Saul Ticks Down for Midseason Finale, NHL Playoffs Lead, Tucker Carlson Tops Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 5/16/22. Items of note include the midseason finale of Better Call Saul on AMC, Breeders on FX, and We Own This City on HBO.

(Note: Click any show with its name in yellow or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Sunday Cable Ratings 5/22/22: When Calls the Heart Ticks Up for Finale, Fear The Walking Dead Hits New Low, Barry and The Time Traveler’s Wife Drop

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 5/22/22. Items of note include the series premiere of The Time Traveler's Wife on HBO, When Calls the Heart on Hallmark, and Fear the Walking Dead on AMC.

(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Monday TV Ratings 5/23/22: Don’t Forget the Lyrics Off to Slow Start as Beat Shazam Grows from It, The Neighborhood, All American, NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii All Rise for Finales (UPDATED)

Finals Update: NBA Playoffs: Heat v. Celtics (+0.6), The Neighborhood (+0.1) and Don't Forget the Lyrics (+0.1) adjusted up. NBA Countdown (-0.3) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

Saturday Cable Ratings 5/21/22: Romance to the Rescue Solid on Hallmark, The Owl House Climbs, NHL Playoffs Lead

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Saturday, 5/21/2022. Items of note include The Owl House on Disney, NHL Playoffs on TNT, and Romance to the Rescue on Hallmark.

(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in red to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Raymond Island Season 3 Episode 10 - Judith Light

Raymond Island Season 2, Episode 10
Judith Light

Friday Cable Ratings 5/20/22: Real Time with Bill Maher Rises, NBA Playoffs Remain Dominant, The Five Leads Slow Cable News Day

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Friday, 5/13/22. Items of note include NBA Playoffs on TNT, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon.

(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in purple or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Sunday TV Ratings 5/22/22: American Idol Ticks Up for Finale, The Simpsons and Family Guy End Steady, NCIS: Los Angeles Sets Series Low for Finale (UPDATED)

Finals Update: American Idol (+0.1) adjusted up. 60 Minutes (-0.3) and 60 Minutes Presents (-0.2) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

Saturday TV Ratings 5/21/22: Saturday Night Live Steady on Finale Night, NBA Playoffs Dominate, USFL Goes Low (UPDATED)

Finals Update: NBA Playoffs: Heat v. Celtics (+0.6) adjusted up. NBA Countdown (-0.4) and USFL: Panthers v. Stallions (-0.1) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

TVRG Productions May News Day: Premiere Dates For The Bullpen, Coach Garry, Farm Team, Return Of Let’s Get Presidential

  

Friday TV Ratings 5/20/22: Shark Tank Up for Finale, The Blacklist and WWE SmackDown Also Steady, 20/20 Down (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Shark Tank (+0.1) and Come Dance With Me (+0.1) adjusted up.

Analysis to come.

Thursday Cable Ratings 5/19/22: Atlanta Plunges for Finale, Full Frontal Rises after Break, NBA Playoffs Dip but Stay Dominant

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 5/19/22. Items of note include NBA Playoffs on ESPN, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS, and the season finale of Atlanta on FX.

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Thursday TV Ratings 5/19/22: United States of Al Down for Series Finale, SVU Also Down for Finale, Young Sheldon Finale Leads (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: It was series finale night on CBS as sitcoms 'United States of Al' (0.46, -0.04) and 'How We Roll' (0.33, -0.07/0.30, -0.02) aired their final ever episodes on the network. 'Al' was down by four-hundredths for its season two closer as 'Roll' dropped in both half-hours for the last episodes of its one and only season. 'Young Sheldon' (0.66, +0.02) picked up two-hundredths for its season finale and topped the night simultaneously while 'Bull' (0.34) held even for its penultimate outing at 10. Over on ABC, 'Station 19' (0.58, +0.10) and 'Big Sky' (0.25, +0.03) enjoyed healthy gains for their season finales. 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.60, +0.11) experienced the largest rise of the three dramas but will not have its finale until early June. NBC's 'Law & Order' (0.39, -0.04) and 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.59, -0.02) had small declines for their finales, but 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.51, +0.03) was able to rise a bit for its 10PM closer. Fox was up with 'MasterChef Junior' (0.38, +0.03), but 'Welcome to Flatch' (0.15, -0.03/0.12, -0.01) posted yet another new low for its 9:30PM episode. The CW's reruns of 'Walker' (0.05) and 'Legacies' (0.03) were at the same level as last week. 

Finals Update: 'Young Sheldon' (+0.1), 'United States of Al' (+0.1), 'Station 19' (+0.1), 'Grey's Anatomy' (+0.1), and 'Law & Order: SVU' (+0.1) adjusted up.

Evergreen Aimee Season 2 Episode 5 - Promising Young Woman

Evergreen Aimee Season 2, Episode 5
Promising Young Woman

Wednesday Cable Ratings 5/18/22: NBA Playoffs Slightly Down but Still Dominant, Temptation Island Rises, Tucker Carlson Tops Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Wednesday, 5/18/22. Items of note include NBA Playoffs on TNT, NHL Playoffs on ESPN, and The Courtship on USA.

(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Wednesday TV Ratings 5/18/22: The Masked Singer and The Conners End Up, Home Economics Rises for Finale, So You Think You Can Dance Returns Low


Ratings Analysis: ABC had almost nothing but positive news on finale night as 'The Wonder Years' (0.33, +0.04), 'The Conners' (0.42, +0.01), 'Home Economics' (0.29, +0.05), and 'A Million Little Things' (0.24, +0.05) all rose for their season closers. Longtime sitcom 'The Goldbergs' (0.39, -0.03) was the only show not to rise on the alphabet network, with the comedy sinking to a new series low for the final episode of its ninth season. 'Survivor' (0.92, +0.14) had the largest week-to-week gain of the evening on CBS and led into the 'Beyond the Edge' finale (0.32, +0.01). 'Edge' picked up a single hundredth and was followed by a rerun of 'FBI' (0.21) that went a tenth below it. Fox's 'The Masked Singer' (0.71, +0.05) gained five-hundredths for its finale, but the season premiere of 'So You Think You Can Dance' (0.34) retained less than half of that rating. 'Dance' was a tenth lower than the last time it aired back in 2019 (0.4). On NBC, 'Chicago Med' (0.63, -0.01) lost a hundredth, 'Chicago Fire' (0.69, +0.01) gained one, and 'Chicago PD' (0.65, -0.02) shed two-hundredths. 'The Flash' (0.12, +0.01) and 'Kung Fu' (0.08, +0.01) each got a hundredth back on The CW.

Finals Update: 'Survivor' (+0.1) adjusted up.

Riverdale Ending with Season 7

Another long-running CW series is preparing to say its goodbyes. Riverdale, the oft-maligned TV adaptation of the Archie Comics, will end its run next year after a seven-season run. The decision to end the series comes following the expiration of the contracts of the show's principal cast, and amid a mass exodus of CW original programming. The seventh season will air midseason, the first time that The CW has held the show from a regular fall lineup since its debut in the 2016-17 season. The series, which is one of the last CW shows standing that still has a Netflix deal, was one of the network's lowest-rated shows this season, with a 0.06 average that put it below all but one of the network's slew of eight canceled series this season. KJ Apa, Lilil Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch star in the series.

The CW Announces Fall 2022 Schedule

The CW has announced their fall 2022 schedule. The schedule includes new shows The Winchesters and Walker: Independence, and timeslot shifts for Whose Line It Anyway? and DC's Stargirl. Below is the full lineup:

Tuesday Cable Ratings 5/17/22: Fox News and CNN Rise for Primary Election Coverage, Mayans MC Hits Season High, NBA Playoffs Dominate

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 5/17/22. Items of note include Mayans MC on FX, NBA Playoffs on TNT, and NHL Playoffs on ESPN.

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Tuesday TV Ratings 5/17/22: Mr. Mayor Rises for Series Finale, This Is Us Approaches Season High in Penultimate Episode, The Resident Slightly Up for Season Finale


Ratings Analysis: NBC sitcom 'Mr. Mayor' (0.27, +0.02) ended its two-season run in unremarkable fashion but was still able to rise by two-hundredths for its last hurrah. Airing right before the final episode of the Ted Danson sitcom, recently-renewed 'Young Rock' (0.35, -0.03) dropped by three-hundredths. At 9, 'This Is Us' (0.95, +0.14) climbed to its highest rating in over four months for its penultimate episode, with this serving as the second strongest episode of the season overall. 10PM drama 'New Amsterdam' (0.38, +0.01) picked up a hundredth. Fox's 'The Resident' (0.35, +0.02) had a small uptick on finale night, and 'Name That Tune' (0.26, +0.01) grew alongside it. On CBS, 'FBI' (0.56, -0.03) lost three-hundredths as 'FBI: International' (0.54, +0.03) rose by the same amount. 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.48, +0.01) gained a hundredth at 10. ABC's 'Holey Moley' (0.36, -0.01) shed a hundredth, but 'The Chase' (0.27, -0.08) and 'Who Do You Believe?' (0.18, -0.04) fell by more alarming degrees. The CW got double-o-sevens out of a pair of 'Superman & Lois' reruns (0.07/0.07). 

CBS Announces Fall 2022 Schedule

CBS has announced their fall 2022 schedule. The schedule includes new shows So Help Me Todd, Fire Country and East New York and new timeslots for Ghosts, CSI: Vegas and more. The full lineup is below:

Monday Cable Ratings 5/16/22: Better Call Saul and Breeders Rise, WWE Raw Leads, Gentleman Jack Invisible

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Monday, 5/16/22. Items of note include Breeders on FX, Better Call Saul on AMC, and We Own This City on HBO.

(Note: Click any show with its name in yellow or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Sunday Cable Ratings 5/15/22: The Time Traveler’s Wife Has Low Start, Barry and Last Week Tonight Down, Fear The Walking Dead Sets New Low, The First Lady Rises

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 5/15/22. Items of note include the series premiere of The Time Traveler's Wife on HBO, When Calls the Heart on Hallmark, and Fear the Walking Dead on AMC.

(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

ABC Announces Fall 2022 Schedule

ABC has announced their fall 2022 schedule! The schedule includes new shows Celebrity Jeopardy, Alaska and The Rookie: Feds and new timeslots for shows including The Goldbergs and Abbott Elementary. See the full lineup below:

Saturday Cable Ratings 5/14/22: Amphibia Declines for Series Finale, NHL Playoffs Dominate, Road Trip Romance Solid on Hallmark

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Saturday, 5/14/2022. Items of note include the series finale of Amphibia on Disney, NHL Playoffs on TNT, and Road Trip Romance on Hallmark.

(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in red to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Monday TV Ratings 5/16/22: 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star Finales Lead the Night, The Good Doctor Ends Near Low, NCIS Stumbles (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: Fox's '9-1-1' (0.75, +0.05) and '9-1-1: Lone Star' (0.62, -0.02) ended their seasons in strong fashion, with the two once more being the #1 and #2 broadcasts of the evening respectively. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' (0.36, +0.01) picked up a hundredth for its season finale but managed to fall behind the showing of Pixar movie 'Up' (0.40) that aired right before it. On CBS, 'The Neighborhood' (0.54, -0.01) dropped by a hundredth while 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.46, +0.02) picked up two ticks. On the drama front, 'NCIS' (0.44, -0.11) and 'NCIS: Hawai'i' (0.32, -0.11) nosedived after taking a week off. The two dramas were down by identical amounts and this marks a new low for 'Hawai'i'. NBC's broadcast of 'Downton Abbey' (0.22) was only strong enough to beat out the CW's offerings. On the CW, 'All American' (0.17, +0.06) and 'All American: Homecoming' (0.13, +0.05) surged to their highest ratings since March. 

Finals Update: 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (+0.1) and 'The Good Doctor' (+0.1) adjusted up.