Sunday TV Ratings 5/22/22: American Idol Ticks Up for Finale, The Simpsons Ends Down, NCIS: Los Angeles Sets Series Low for Finale (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Though 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.50, -0.21) had a somewhat alarming week-to-week drop, ABC's 'American Idol' (0.76, +0.10) picked up a tenth for its season finale and easily topped the evening. CBS's '60 Minutes' (0.56, +0.10) also rose by a tenth and was followed by a '60 Minutes Presents' telecast (0.29) that barely retained half of its lead-in. Seemingly as a result of the low-rated 'Presents', 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.35, -0.08) and 'SWAT' (0.32, -0.09) crashed to new series lows for their respective season finales. On Fox, 'The Simpsons' (0.28, -0.03) and 'The Great North' (0.22, -0.04) crumbled for their finales while 'Bob's Burgers' (0.35) held flat and 'Family Guy' (0.39, +0.01) picked up a hundredth. Airing behind a 'Simpsons' rerun, 'Duncanville' (0.19, +0.02) climbed to a season high and will continue airing new episodes throughout the summer. NBC had reruns of 'Weakest Link' (0.14/0.19) and 'Dateline' (0.24). The CW's 'Riverdale' (0.05, +0.01) gained a hundredth and led into encores of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.05) and 'Would I Lie To You?' (0.02).

Finals Update: 'American Idol' (+0.1) adjusted up. '60 Minutes' (-0.3) and '60 Minutes Presents' (-0.2) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PM60 Minutes0.56/56.28CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (F)0.50/54.67ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.15/10.57Fox

Weakest Link (R)0.14/11.58NBC
7:30 PMDuncanville0.19/20.64Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol (F)0.76/66.49ABC

60 Minutes Presents0.29/23.96CBS

The Simpsons (F)0.28/20.93Fox

Weakest Link (R)0.19/21.50NBC

Riverdale0.05/00.21The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (F)0.22/20.69Fox
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles (F)0.35/34.44CBS

Bob's Burgers (F)0.35/30.93Fox

Dateline NBC (R)0.24/22.08NBC

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.05/00.29The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (F)0.39/31.13Fox

Would I Lie to You? US (R)0.02/00.15The CW
10 PMSWAT (F)0.32/33.36CBS
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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