Sunday TV Ratings 5/21/23: NCIS: Los Angeles Rises for Series Finale, American Idol Ends Down, The Simpsons Ticks Up For Finale (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.37, +0.12) wrapped up its 14-season run in solid fashion on CBS. The long-running drama bowed out by growing to its highest rating in nearly three months and was followed by a retrospective special (0.27) that aired in the 10 p.m. hour. '60 Minutes' (0.49, +0.07) and 'The Equalizer' (0.48, +0.08) also managed to climb higher, with 'Equalizer' closing out its season with a rating that outpaced its last four episodes. ABC's 'American Idol' (0.83, -0.09) was down close to a tenth for its season finale. At 7, 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.39, -0.34) lost the NBA boost it had last week and came back down to earth as a result. On Fox, 'The Simpsons' (0.23, +0.01) picked up a hundredth for its finale while 'The Great North' (0.17, 0.00) held steady. In the 9 p.m. hour, 'Bob's Burgers' (0.19, -0.02) and 'HouseBroken' (0.11, -0.04) took a hit. Reruns of 'Simpsons' (0.09) and 'Bob's' (0.12) occupied the 7 p.m. hour. NBC had a repeat of 'Dateline' (0.23), an encore of 'Magnum PI' (0.15), and a stable edition of 'The Blacklist' (0.15, 0.00). Repeat showings of '100 Days to Indy' (0.02), 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.03), and 'The Great American Joke Off' (0.03) underwhelmed on the CW.

Finals Update: 'American Idol' (+0.1), 'The Equalizer' (+0.1), and '60 Minutes' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

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Viewers (mil)


7 PM60 Minutes0.495.87.04CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (F)0.394.63.87ABC

Dateline NBC (R)

The Simpsons (R)
7:30 PMBob's Burgers (R)
8 PMAmerican Idol (F)0.838.06.62ABC

The Equalizer (F)0.484.76.28CBS

The Simpsons (F)

100 Days to Indy (R) CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (F)
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles (Series Finale)0.373.45.04CBS

Bob's Burgers (F)

Magnum PI (R)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) CW
9:30 PMHouseBroken0.111.10.54Fox

The Great American Joke Off (R) CW
10 PMA Salute to NCIS: Los Angeles0.272.73.45CBS

The Blacklist0.151.51.55NBC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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