Thursday TV Ratings 6/23/22: NBA Draft Slightly Up From 2021, MasterChef Junior Finale Tops Quiet Night, Walker Ends Lower (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: The '2022 NBA Draft' (0.39) was a modest performer for ABC and improved by about two-hundredths from what it garnered a year prior (0.37). The season finale of Fox program 'MasterChef Junior' (0.40, +0.11) narrowly beat out the 'Draft' and came within a hundredth of its season high. A clip show (0.30) that preceded the finale was a full tenth lower than 'Junior' in the 8PM hour. CBS had another round of reruns of 'Young Sheldon' (0.31), 'United States of Al' (0.25), 'Ghosts' (0.25), 'B Positive' (0.21), and 'Bull' (0.22). NBC went with encores of 'Law & Order' (0.22), 'Law and Order: SVU' (0.25), and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.24). 'Walker' (0.07, -0.04) slipped for its season finale on the CW and tied its series low. A rerun of 'Superman & Lois' (0.05) closed out the evening. 

Finals Update: The '2022 NBA Draft' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2022 NBA Draft0.39/41.95ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.31/33.49CBS

MasterChef Junior (Clip Show)0.30/31.70Fox

Law & Order (R)0.22/22.52NBC

Walker (F)0.07/10.84The CW
8:30 PMUnited States of Al (R)0.25/32.70CBS
9 PMMasterChef Junior (F)0.40/42.22Fox

Ghosts (R)0.25/22.57CBS

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.25/32.56NBC

Superman & Lois (R)0.05/00.34The CW
9:30 PMB Positive (R)0.21/22.31CBS
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime (R)0.24/21.68NBC

Bull (R)0.18/22.34CBS
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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