Saturday TV Ratings 1/1/22: When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren Abysmal in Finale Burnoff, SNL Vintage Leads (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: ABC used the first day of 2022 to burn off the final two episodes of summer dud 'When Nature Calls' (0.16/0.11). The series posted a new low at 9 and then fell further at 10, going well below its last broadcast from September (0.20). This performance was so pitiful that an 8pm encore of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.40) beat out the combined total of the two 'Nature' episodes. Airing behind middling reruns of dramas 'SWAT' (0.20) and 'FBI' (0.22), CBS's '48 Hours' (0.30, +0.11) picked up a tenth when compared to its last original (0.19). NBC had repeats of 'The Wall' (0.24), 'Dateline' (0.33), and a particularly solid 'SNL Vintage' (0.42). The latter likely benefited from airing right before the 11:30PM rebroadcast of Betty White's 'SNL' episode. Fox had puny repeats of 'I Can See Your Voice' (0.12) and '9-1-1: Lone Star' (0.14). The CW had feeble reruns of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.07/0.05) and 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.05/0.05). 

Finals Update: The 9 PM 'When Nature Calls' (+0.1), '48 Hours' (+0.1), and the repeat of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.40/33.07ABC

The Wall (R)0.24/21.53NBC

SWAT (R)0.20/11.77CBS

I Can See Your Voice (R)0.12/10.77Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.07/00.50The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.05/00.39The CW
9 PMDateline NBC (R)0.33/22.49NBC

FBI (R)0.22/22.26CBS

When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren0.16/11.24ABC

9-1-1: Lone Star (R)0.14/10.86Fox

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.05/00.46The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.05/00.48The CW
10 PMSNL Vintage0.42/32.36NBC

48 Hours0.30/22.71CBS

When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren (F)0.11/10.97ABC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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