Saturday TV Ratings 1/15/22: SNL Returns Higher, Massive NFL Leads the Night (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: With help from host Ariana DeBose and musical guest Bleachers, 'Saturday Night Live' (1.02, +0.13) rose by more than a tenth from its makeshift winter finale (0.89) and crossed the 1.0 threshold for the first time since October. Earlier in the night, NBC had football-inflated reruns of 'That's My Jam' (0.90), 'Dateline' (0.46), and 'SNL Vintage' (0.38). CBS's monstrous 'Patriots v. Bills' NFL game (7.03) outshined all other offerings and led the network to a effortless victory. ABC had a passable 'America's Funniest Home Videos' encore (0.26) that was followed by meager repeats of new sitcom 'Abbott Elementary' (0.15/0.13) and drama 'The Rookie' (0.12). Fox was close to invisible with encores of 'Next Level Chef' (0.17), 'Call Me Kat' (0.13), and 'Pivoting' (0.11). Over on the CW, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.05, -0.04) and 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.04, -0.02) lost a good chunk of what they posted last Saturday. The 8:30pm 'Whose Line' encore (0.05) and 9:30pm 'Animals' repeat (0.06) ended up tying and outperforming the originals respectively. 

Finals Update: 'NFL: Patriots v. Bills' (+1.9) and repeats of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (+0.1) and 'Abbott Elementary' (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of 'That's My Jam' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNFL: Patriots v. Bills7.03/4526.37CBS

That's My Jam (R)0.90/63.27NBC

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.26/22.35ABC

Next Level Chef (R)0.17/10.67Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.05/00.48The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.05/00.40The CW
9 PMDateline NBC (R)0.46/32.64NBC

Abbott Elementary (R)0.15/11.10ABC

Call Me Kat (R)0.13/10.61Fox

World's Funniest Animals0.04/00.37The CW
9:30 PMAbbott Elementary (R)0.13/10.92ABC

Pivoting (R)0.11/10.48Fox

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.06/00.48The CW
10 PMSNL Vintage0.38/32.05NBC

The Rookie (R)0.12/11.26ABC

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live1.02/105.06NBC
(R) = repeat

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