Sunday TV Ratings 2/13/22: Super Bowl LVI Rises from 2021 Game, Winter Olympics Top Year-Ago Equalizer Showing, Celebrity Big Brother Hits New Low


Ratings Analysis: The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals faced off, hip-hop royalty took the stage during the halftime show, and viewers tuned in by the millions for NBC's broadcast of 'Super Bowl LVI'. The 56th 'Super Bowl' posted a colossal 29.47 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic, putting it a solid 11% above the 2021 game (26.48). In terms of total viewers, the 99.2 million it posted in that category was over 7 million more than the previous year's figure (91.6 million). At 10, the 'Post-Game' (16.94) rose by 10% from the year-ago edition (15.46). The '2022 Winter Olympics' (5.61) was the direct lead-out to this event and was also 10% higher than what 'The Equalizer' (5.08) posted in this timeslot in 2021. CBS foolishly decided to air an original episode of 'Celebrity Big Brother' (0.26, -0.16) against the 'Super Bowl', causing the spinoff series to plummet to its lowest rating to date. The 7PM '60 Minutes' (0.15) was also negatively impacted by the game. From there, the Tiffany network aired reruns of 'The Equalizer' (0.11) and 'SWAT' (0.18). For the third year in a row, ABC scheduled reruns of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.17/0.17) and 'Shark Tank' (0.10/0.18) against the main attraction. Fox went with reruns of 'The Simpsons' (0.12), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.12), more 'Simpsons' (0.13), 'The Great North' (0.09), more 'Bob's' (0.08), and 'Family Guy' (0.10). The CW barely even registered at all with repeats of 'March' (0.02) and 'Two Sentence Horror Stories' (0.01/0.01). 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMSuper Bowl LVI29.47/10099.18NBC

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.171.70ABC

60 Minutes0.152.20CBS

The Simpsons (R)0.120.40Fox
7:30 PMBob's Burgers (R)0.120.40Fox
8 PMCelebrity Big Brother0.261.50CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.171.60ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.130.40Fox

March (R)0.020.10The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (R)0.090.30Fox
9 PMThe Equalizer (R)0.111.40CBS

Shark Tank (R)0.10

Bob's Burgers (R)0.080.40Fox

Two Sentence Horror Stories (R)0.010.10The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.100.40Fox

Two Sentence Horror Stories (R)0.010.10The CW
10 PMSuper Bowl Post-Game16.94/7454.07NBC

Shark Tank (R)
10:30 PM2022 Winter Olympics5.61/3821.28NBC
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