Sunday TV Ratings 2/20/22: Winter Olympics Stay Low for Closing Ceremony, Celebrity Big Brother Ticks Up, Masked Singer Sneak Peak Solid, Summer of Soul Abysmal (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: Airing right after the 7PM 'Beijing Gold' telecast (0.55), the '2022 Winter Olympics' (0.95, -0.01) ticked down to its weakest rating yet for the closing ceremony. NBC used that lead-in to preview 'America's Got Talent: Extreme' (0.50) at 10:30, but the spinoff series barely retained half of the 'Olympics' rating. CBS had a solid edition of '60 Minutes' (0.52) that helped 'Celebrity Big Brother' (0.50, +0.24) rebound from Saturday's horrific showing. Reruns of 'The Equalizer' (0.22) and 'SWAT' (0.20) tapered off from there. ABC had a strong rerun of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.49), but 2021 film 'Summer of Soul' (0.15) and a repeat of 'The Wonder Years' (0.11) were at disastrous levels, even by current TV rating standards. Over on Fox, a sneak-peek 'Masked Singer' special (0.54) performed quite well in the 7PM slot. Reruns of 'Call Me Kat' (0.27), 'The Simpsons' (0.25), 'The Great North' (0.21), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.21), and 'Family Guy' (0.24) were relatively in the same range. The finale of 'Two Sentence Horror Stories' (0.05/0.05) was up by two-hundredths from its last pair of originals (0.03/0.03) on the CW. An encore of 'All American' (0.04) started off the night at 8. 

Finals Update: '2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony' (+0.3), 'Celebrity Big Brother' (+0.1), 'America's Got Talent: Extreme Preview' (+0.2), and the repeat of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'The Masked Singer Sneak Peak' (-0.2) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMBeijing Gold0.55/54.10NBC

The Masked Singer Sneak Peak0.54/52.26Fox

60 Minutes0.52/46.98CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.49/44.09ABC
7:30 PMCall Me Kat (R)0.27/21.14Fox
8 PM2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony0.95/76.57NBC

Celebrity Big Brother0.50/42.96CBS

The Simpsons (R)0.25/20.92Fox

Summer of Soul0.15/11.63ABC

All American (R)0.04/00.23The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (R)0.21/10.74Fox
9 PMThe Equalizer (R)0.22/22.51CBS

Bob's Burgers (R)0.21/20.70Fox

Two Sentence Horror Stories0.05/00.26The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.24/21.05Fox

Two Sentence Horror Stories (F)0.05/00.23The CW
10 PMSWAT (R)0.20/22.12CBS
10:30 PMAmerica's Got Talent: Extreme Preview0.50/43.11NBC

The Wonder Years (R)0.11/10.97ABC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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