Saturday TV Ratings 4/9/22: The Ten Commandments Drops from 2021 but Still Leads, Would I Lie to You? US and Masters of Illusion Draw Average Ratings in Debuts, Saturday Night Live Ticks Up (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: ABC's annual broadcast of 1956 religious film 'The Ten Commandments' (0.33) was a troubling 30% below the year-ago showing (0.47) but managed to beat out all programs airing in the 8-11PM stretch. Assisted by host Jake Gyllenhaal and musical guest Camilla Cabello, NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (0.85, +0.02) improved by two-hundredths from last week's Carmicahel-Gunna outing. Earlier in the evening, reruns of 'Dateline' (0.23/0.27) and 'SNL Vintage' (0.27) were at atypical levels. Airing after repeats of 'FBI' (0.27) and 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.22), CBS's '48 Hours' (0.28, +0.05) grew by five-hundredths at 10. Fox stayed uncompetitive with low-rated 'MLS Soccer' (0.14). On the CW, the series premiere of 'Would I Lie To You? US' (0.09) was 3x higher than the week-ago 'World's Funniest Animals' finale (0.03). 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.11), the season premiere of 'Masters of Illusion' (0.08), and a 'Masters' encore (0.05) filled out the rest of the lineup. 

Finals Update: The repeat of 'FBI' (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of 'Dateline NBC' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMThe Ten Commandments0.33/33.49ABC

FBI (R)0.27/32.09CBS

Dateline NBC (R)0.23/22.11NBC

MLS Soccer0.14/10.48Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.11/10.57The CW
8:30 PMWould I Lie to You? US (Series Premiere)0.09/10.44The CW
9 PMDateline NBC (R)0.27/32.31NBC

FBI: Most Wanted (R)0.22/22.05CBS

Masters of Illusion (P)0.08/10.45The CW
9:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.05/10.40The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.28/33.08CBS

SNL Vintage0.27/31.66NBC

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live0.85/104.85NBC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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