Sunday TV Ratings 3/27/22: The Oscars Soar Above 2021 Telecast, SWAT and Weakest Link Slip (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: After years of dwindling ratings, the 94th edition of 'The Oscars' (3.76) grew by a whopping 77% from the 2021 ceremony (2.12) and rose by over six million in the total viewers department (16.6 million vs. 10.4 million). ABC's 'Red Carpet' special (1.22) preceded the main event and barreled past the pre-show from the year prior (0.66). In spite of the increased competition, Fox weathered the blow quite nicely as 'The Simpsons' (0.36, +0.07), 'The Great North' (0.27, +0.01), and 'Family Guy' (0.37, +0.04) all made visible gains. 'Bob's Burgers' (0.33, -0.02) was unable to follow that trend and ended up tying its series low. The 7PM hour was occupied by 'NASCAR' (0.58) and a rerun of 'Welcome to Flatch' (0.24). On CBS, '60 Minutes' (0.97, -0.07) lost seven-hundredths and led into two hours of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.59/0.52). The first episode was the highest-rated since its season premiere while the second was a hundredth shy of last week. 'SWAT' (0.46, -0.03) took a hit in the 10PM timeslot. Leading out of an encore of 'American Song Contest' (0.17), NBC's 'Weakest Link' (0.23, -0.04) lost four-hundredths and was followed by a rising 'Transplant' (0.15, +0.02). The CW's 'Riverdale' (0.06, +0.01) picked up a hundredth and led into the finale of 'March' (0.0).  

Finals Update: 'The Oscars' (+0.9), 'SWAT' (+0.1), 'The Simpsons' (+0.1), and 'Family Guy' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'The Oscars Red Carpet' (-0.5), '60 Minutes' (-0.4), and the repeat of 'Welcome to Flatch' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMThe Oscars Red Carpet1.22/106.59ABC

60 Minutes0.97/77.29CBS


America Song Contest (R)0.17/11.01NBC
7:30 PMWelcome to Flatch (R)0.24/20.91Fox
8 PMThe Oscars3.76/2816.62ABC

NCIS: Los Angeles0.59/45.43CBS

The Simpsons0.36/31.10Fox

Riverdale0.06/00.21The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North0.27/20.82Fox
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.52/44.91CBS

Bob's Burgers0.33/21.05Fox

Weakest Link0.23/21.42NBC

March (F)0.0/00.10The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.37/31.13Fox
10 PMSWAT0.46/43.67CBS

(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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