Sunday TV Ratings 5/15/22: Billboard Music Awards Slightly Below 2021, The Equalizer and The Rookie End Down, American Idol and 60 Minutes Also Drop (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: NBC's telecast of the '2022 Billboard Music Awards' (0.67) was relatively on-par with the 2021 broadcast (0.73) as the ceremony lost just a paltry 8% on a year-to-year basis. The rerun of 'Weakest Link' (0.26) that preceded the event placed third in the 7PM timeslot. ABC's 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.71, +0.03) picked up three-hundredths and was the highest-rated program of the night. 'American Idol' (0.66, -0.10) and the season finale of 'The Rookie' (0.36, -0.05) went in the opposite direction of 'AFV'. CBS's 'The Equalizer' (0.51, -0.06) also declined for its finale, as did regular episodes of '60 Minutes' (0.46, -0.10), 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.43, -0.01), and 'SWAT' (0.41, -0.02). 'Duncanville' (0.17, +0.04) and 'The Simpsons' (0.31, +0.05) received some much-needed relief on Fox. The remaining three originals rose by three-hundredths apiece ['The Great North' (0.26, +0.03), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.35, +0.03), Family Guy' (0.38, +0.03)]. Even the 7PM rerun of 'The Simpsons' (0.18) was six-hundredths higher than the week-ago one (0.12). The CW's veteran drama 'Riverdale' (0.04, -0.02) shed two-hundredths and was put to shame by repeats of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.05) and 'Would I Lie to You?' (0.04). 

Finals Update: The '2022 Billboard Music Awards' (+0.2), 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (+0.1), '60 Minutes' (+0.1), 'Duncanville' (+0.1), 'American Idol' (+0.1), 'The Great North' (+0.1), 'Family Guy' (+0.1), and 'The Rookie' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos0.71/75.01ABC

60 Minutes0.46/47.44CBS

Weakest Link (R)0.26/21.68NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.18/20.58Fox
7:30 PMDuncanville0.17/20.60Fox
8 PM2022 Billboard Music Awards0.67/52.56NBC

American Idol0.66/55.57ABC

The Equalizer (F)0.51/46.84CBS

The Simpsons0.31/31.00Fox

Riverdale0.04/00.20The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North0.26/20.83Fox
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.43/35.33CBS

Bob's Burgers0.35/31.01Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.05/00.29The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.38/31.09Fox

Would I Lie To You? US (R)0.04/00.18The CW
10 PMSWAT0.41/34.09CBS

The Rookie (F)0.36/33.65ABC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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