Saturday TV Ratings 4/2/22: Saturday Night Live Rises Slightly, Dateline Encore Leads Primetime, 48 Hours Slips (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (0.83, +0.03) was back in original mode with host Jerrod Carmichael and musical guest Gunna. The sketch-comedy series rose by three-hundredths from the series low it garnered on March 12th (0.80). Reruns of 'Dateline' (0.21/0.27) and 'SNL Vintage (0.23) made up the peacock network's primetime lineup. On CBS, a Whitney Houston special (0.15) made little noise and a 9PM repeat of 'The Equalizer' (0.14) dropped from there. '48 Hours' (0.23, -0.11) lost more than a tenth in the 10PM hour. ABC's encores of 'Shark Tank' (0.16) and 'American Idol' (0.19) bested the CBS reruns. Fox was below both of those networks with repeats of '9-1-1' (0.11) and 'The Cleaning Lady' (0.08). The CW's 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.03, -0.03) crumbled on finale night, dropping by 50% on a week-to-week basis. It was beat out by the 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' encores (0.04/0.07) that came before it and could only match the 9:30PM repeat of itself (0.03). 

Finals Update: The repeat of 'Shark Tank' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMDateline NBC (R)0.21/22.09NBC

Shark Tank (R)0.16/21.27ABC

Whitney, A Look Back0.15/11.65CBS

9-1-1 (R)0.11/10.83Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.04/00.35The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.07/10.43The CW
9 PMDateline NBC (R)

American Idol (R)

The Equalizer (R)0.14/11.53CBS

The Cleaning Lady (R)0.08/10.48Fox

World's Funniest Animals (F)0.03/00.38The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.03/00.33The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.23/22.34CBS

SNL Vintage0.23/21.52NBC

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live0.83/104.65NBC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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