Saturday TV Ratings 4/23/22: The Lion King Tops Quiet Saturday Night, Masters of Illusion Stays Invisible (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Though it barely managed a 0.3 rating, ABC's telecast of 2019 film 'The Lion King' (0.30) found itself leading the pack on a quiet Saturday evening. After the movie ended, ABC opted to air another rerun of 'Abbott Elementary' (0.19). NBC had a modest 'Dateline' rerun (0.27) and a slightly heftier 'SNL Vintage' (0.28). CBS had feeble reruns of 'NCIS' (0.11) and 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.16) that likely caused '48 Hours' (0.24, -0.07) to decline by seven-hundredths. Fox's repeats of '9-1-1' (0.09) and 'The Cleaning Lady' (0.07) were at an even more pitiful level. 'Would I Lie To You?' (0.05) was flat on the CW while 'Masters of Illusion' (0.04, +0.01) grew by a hundredth. Reruns of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.06) and 'Illusion' itself (0.04) occupied the 8PM and 9:30PM timeslots respectively. 

Finals Update: 'Masters of Illusion' (-0.1), the 'Masters of Illusion' repeat (-0.1), '48 Hours' (-0.1), and the 'NCIS' repeat (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMThe Lion King0.30/31.82ABC

Dateline NBC (R)0.27/32.79NBC

NCIS (R)0.11/11.84CBS

9-1-1 (R)0.09/10.70Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.06/10.42The CW
8:30 PMWould I Lie To You? US0.05/10.31The CW
9 PMFBI: Most Wanted (R)0.16/21.79CBS

The Cleaning Lady (R)0.07/10.50Fox

Masters of Illusion0.04/00.31The CW
9:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.04/00.37The CW
10 PMSNL Vintage0.28/31.92NBC

48 Hours0.24/22.58CBS
10:30 PMAbbott Elementary (R)0.19/20.96ABC
(R) = repeat

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