Monday TV Ratings 9/12/22: Emmys Hit New Low, NFL Leads, Don’t Forget the Lyrics Rises for Finale (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: After being aided by the NFL last year, 'The Emmys' had to deal with football competition this time around, facing off against ABC's broadcast of the 'Broncos v. Seahawks' game (2.16) in the 8PM hour. Ultimately, NBC's telecast of the '74th Primetime Emmy Awards' (1.09) was about 50% lower than the NFL game on the alphabet network and just about 40% below last year's football-boosted ceremony (1.81) in the Adults 18-49 demographic. The harsh drop-off can clearly be attributed to the gala having a far weaker lead-in than it did in 2021. For a more apples-to-apples comparison, the 2020 'Emmys' posted a 1.3 rating, just two-tenths below this year's show. Despite the added competition, Fox series 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' (0.32, +0.12) rebounded quite a bit for its season finale and led into a pilot encore of new drama 'Monarch' (0.19). CBS went with its usual rerun lineup, broadcasting middling encores of 'The Neighborhood' (0.31), 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.30), 'NCIS' (0.27), and 'NCIS: Hawai'i' (0.24). The CW had subpar reruns of 'Mysteries Decoded' (0.06) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.09).

Finals Update: 'NFL: Broncos v. Seahawks' (+0.6) and the '74th Primetime Emmy Awards' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNFL: Broncos v. Seahawks2.16/1610.30ABC

74th Primetime Emmy Awards1.09/85.92NBC

Don't Forget the Lyrics! (F)0.32/31.62Fox

The Neighborhood (R)0.31/33.14CBS

Mysteries Decoded (R)0.06/00.42The CW
8:30 PMBob Hearts Abishola (R)0.30/22.86CBS
9 PMNCIS (R)0.27/23.21CBS

Monarch (R)0.19/10.97Fox

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.09/10.41The CW
10 PMNCIS: Hawai'i (R)0.24/22.65CBS
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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