Broadcast Rankings: The Highest and Lowest-Rated Unscripted Shows of the 2021-2022 Season

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(tie) "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS — 1.2 3.
While there could always be slight adjustments to season-long averages by the end of the traditional broadcast season in a few weeks, Variety has gathered Nielsen’s “most current” data through May 8 to rank ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox’s highest and lowest-rated unscripted series among adults 18-49.
(tie) "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC — 1.0 7.
4. (tie) "The Wall," NBC — 0.4
11. (tie) "I Can See Your Voice," Fox — 0.5
3. (tie) "The Masked Singer," Fox — 1.2
"Home Sweet Home," NBC — 0.2 1.
4. (tie) "Beyond the Edge," CBS — 0.4
Below are the lists, which count 33 completed weeks of the soon-ending season. These ratings are averages for the unscripted shows’ respective seasons and based on a week’s worth of delayed viewing, where available. The lists exclude shows that have not aired at least five episodes to date during the official 2021-2022 season, in order to make the fairest comparisons possible.
(tie) "Survivor," CBS — 1.3 1.
4. (tie) "The Weakest Link," NBC — 0.4
4. (tie) "Domino Masters," Fox — 0.4
2. (tie) "The Chase," ABC — 0.3
"American Idol" (Monday), ABC — 0.9 14.
Lowest:
7. (tie) "The Voice" (Monday), NBC — 1.0
 
(tie) "Next Level Chef," Fox — 1.0 7.
(tie) "Supermarket Sweep," ABC — 0.5 11.
(tie) "Holey Moley," ABC — 0.5 11.
11. (tie) "Tough as Nails," CBS — 0.5
(tie) "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune," ABC — 0.5 11.
4. (tie) "American Song Contest," NBC — 0.4
Highest:
5. (tie) "The Bachelor," ABC — 1.1
2. (tie) "The Real Dirty Dancing," Fox — 0.3
1. (tie) "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS — 1.3
(tie) "Alter Ego," Fox — 0.5 11.
(tie) "The Amazing Race," CBS — 1.0 7.
(tie) "The Bachelorette," ABC — 1.0 7.
(tie) "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS — 1.0 7.
(tie) "Dancing With the Stars," ABC — 1.0 7.
(tie) "Name That Tune," Fox — 0.4 4.
Comedies and dramas traditionally make up a large portion of the broadcast TV landscape between September and May, but networks don't deny the continuous draw of hit reality TV and competition shows. Each season, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, the so-called "Big 4" broadcasters, bring back old staples and add in new unscripted content in hopes of topping each other outside of their sitcoms and procedurals.
(tie) "American Idol" (Sunday), ABC — 1.1 5.
11. (tie) "Undercover Boss," CBS — 0.5
4. (tie) "Joe Millionaire," Fox — 0.4

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