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2021-2022 Television Season

The 2021-2022 television season is the 76th network season in United States television history. It officially began on Monday, September 20, 2021 and ended on Sunday, May 29, 2022. The effective start date of the 2021-22 season for the purposes of audience measurement was Saturday, September 25, 2021 through Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Highest-Rated Programs

Top 10 ranking of the highest achieved rating by programs during the span of the 2021-22 TV season. See the extended list of the 2021-22 top-rated shows.

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 ranking of designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2021-2022 TV season. See the complete 2021-2022 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,633,7206.239%
2Los Angeles5,697,1904.657%
3Chicago3,543,0902.896%
4Philadelphia3,104,3002.537%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,962,4402.421%
6Atlanta2,659,1602.173%
7Washington-Hagerstown2,640,9202.159%
8San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,621,1902.142%
9Houston2,598,9602.124%
10Boston-Manchester2,556,0002.089%

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2021-22 TV season. See the extended 2021-2022 universe estimates.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households122,347,730
Persons 2+311,480,000
Persons 2-1139,360,00012.6%
Persons 12-1724,680,0007.92%
Persons 18+247,440,00079.4%
Persons 18-3470,270,00022.6%
Persons 18-49130,450,00041.9%
Persons 25-54121,670,00039.1%
Persons 35+177,170,00056.9%
Persons 50+116,990,00037.6%

Events

2021

September

  1. NCIS: Hawai'i premieres on CBS.
  2. FBI: International premieres on CBS.
  3. Wonder Years premieres on ABC.
  4. José Díaz-Balart Reports premieres on MSNBC.
  5. La Brea premieres on NBC.
  6. Houses with History premieres on HGTV.

October

  1. Nate & Jeremiah Home Project premieres on HGTV.
    Castle premieres on Lifetime.
  2. CSI: Vegas premieres on CBS.
  3. Ghosts premieres on CBS.
  4. Diana premieres on CNN.
  5. Winter House premieres on Bravo.
  6. Way Too Early with Jonathan Lemire premieres on MSNBC.
  7. New Day Weekend premieres on CNN.
    Great American Christmas premieres on Great American Family.

November

  1. 911 Crisis Center premieres on Oxygen.
  2. Four Seasons Total Documentary premieres on MSNBC.
  3. Tug of Words premieres on GSN.
  4. Real PD: Kansas City premieres on ID.
  5. Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip premieres on Bravo.
    HBC: Gingerbread Showdown premieres on Food Network.
  6. G4 is relaunched for the second time.
  7. One Last Time: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga premieres on CBS.
    Toys That Built America premieres on History.
    Waltons' Homecoming premieres on CW.
  8. That's My Jam premieres on NBC.

December

  1. CNN Tonight premieres on CNN.
  2. Holmes Family Rescue premieres on HGTV.
  3. Michael Bublé's Christmas in the City premieres on NBC.
  4. Abbott Elementary premieres on ABC.
    Alaskan Killer Bigfoot premieres on Travel Channel.
  5. American Auto premieres on NBC.
  6. Grand Crew premieres on NBC.
  7. Fox News Sunday premieres on FOX.
    Fox News Sunday premieres on Fox News.
  8. Tough Love with Hilary Farr premieres on HGTV.
  9. Calls from the Inside premieres on ID.

2022

  1. Louisiana Law premieres on Discovery.
    Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More premieres on Discovery.
    T.O.T.S. premieres on Disney Junior.
    Mary Makes It Easy premieres on Food Network.
    Matrix: Resurrections premieres on HBO.
    Two Shallow Graves premieres on ID.
    Prison Breaker premieres on ID.
    Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More premieres on MotorTrend.
    Trump Rally Post-Show premieres on Newsmax.
    Heavy Rescue: 401 premieres on Weather Channel.

January

  1. New York Homicide premieres on Oxygen.
  2. Alex vs America premieres on Food Network.
    Next Level Chef premieres on FOX.
  3. Will Trent premieres on ABC.
    Cleaning Lady premieres on FOX.
    Ugliest House in America premieres on HGTV.
  4. Judge Steve Harvey premieres on ABC.
    Murder Under the Friday Night Lights premieres on ID.
  5. Good Sam premieres on CBS.
    Married at First Sight: Afterparty premieres on Lifetime.
  6. David & Annie: After the 90 Days premieres on TLC.
    Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days premieres on TLC.
  7. Teen Mom: Family Reunion premieres on MTV.
    Naomi premieres on CW.
    I Am Shauna Rae premieres on TLC.
  8. Taking the Stand premieres on A&E.
    Married to Real Estate premieres on HGTV.
  9. Killer Relationship with Faith Jenkins premieres on Oxygen.
  10. Secrets of Playboy premieres on A&E.
    Jesse Watters Primetime premieres on Fox News.
  11. Lawrence Jones Cross Country premieres on Fox News.
    Great Chocolate Showdown premieres on CW.
  12. NBCSN is shut down.

February

  1. Shenmue premieres on Adult Swim.
  2. Power Book IV: Force premieres on Starz.
  3. 1000-lb Best Friends premieres on TLC.
  4. Smothered: Knows Best premieres on TLC.
  5. My Pack Life premieres on Animal Planet.
  6. Into the Wild Frontier premieres on INSP.
  7. Rich & Shameless premieres on TNT.
  8. I Was There premieres on History.
  9. Endgame premieres on NBC.
    All American: Homecoming premieres on CW.
    Mi Fortuna es Amarte premieres on Univision.
  10. Adam Eats the 80s premieres on History.

March

  1. 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle premieres on MSNBC.
  2. Sky News on MSNBC premieres on MSNBC.
  3. Kandi and the Gang premieres on Bravo.
    Winning Time premieres on HBO.
  4. Crime Scene Confidential premieres on ID.
    Thing About Pam premieres on NBC.
  5. Bee Czar premieres on Discovery.
    Domino Masters premieres on FOX.
  6. Fix My Flip premieres on HGTV.
  7. Flipping Down South premieres on A&E.
    Mash-Up Our Home premieres on HGTV.
    Build It Forward premieres on HGTV.
  8. Julia Child Challenge premieres on Food Network.
    Caught in the Net premieres on ID.
  9. Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn premieres on HGTV.
  10. Beyond the Edge premieres on CBS.
  11. Below Deck Down Under premieres on Bravo.
    Welcome to Flatch premieres on FOX.
  12. Marry Me Now premieres on OWN.
  13. Step Into...The Movies premieres on ABC.
  14. American Song Contest premieres on NBC.
  15. Hoffman Family Gold premieres on Discovery.
  16. Be My Guest with Ina Garten premieres on Food Network.
  17. Flight Attendant premieres on TBS.
  18. Lost Gold of the Aztecs premieres on History.
  19. 24 Months that Changed the World premieres on ABC.
    Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? premieres on HGTV.
    Married at First Sight: Australia premieres on Lifetime.
  20. How We Roll premieres on CBS.
    Rat in the Kitchen premieres on TBS.

April

  1. Whitney, a Look Back premieres on CBS.
  2. Final Moments premieres on Oxygen.
  3. Chad premieres on TBS.
    Chad premieres on TNT.
    Chad premieres on TruTV.
    Mud, Sweat & Beards premieres on USA Network.
  4. Big Restaurant Bet premieres on Food Network.
  5. Kardashians premieres on ABC.
    Body Parts premieres on TLC.
  6. Jackson Confirmation Vote premieres on Fox News.
  7. King Richard premieres on HBO.
  8. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary premieres on Cartoon Network.
    Jesus I Know premieres on Fox News.
    Building Roots premieres on HGTV.
    Chernobyl: Secrets, Lies and the Untold Stories premieres on Science.
    Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts premieres on TBS.
  9. Bake or Break premieres on Food Network.
  10. Moonshiners: American Spirit premieres on Discovery.
  11. Come Dance with Me premieres on CBS.
    Bill Maher: #Adulting premieres on HBO.
  12. United by Football: A Season in the USFL premieres on FOX.
  13. First Lady premieres on Showtime.
  14. Aussie Gold Hunters: Mine SOS premieres on Discovery.
    Pathway premieres on TNT.
  15. Freddie Mercury: Final Act premieres on CW.
  16. Jumanji: The Next Level premieres on ABC.
  17. Unraveled: Toxic Testimony premieres on ID.
  18. Duff: Ace of Taste premieres on Food Network.
    Inside Eats with Rhett & Link premieres on Food Network.
    Home Town Kickstart premieres on HGTV.
    Lost Empire of Persia premieres on Science.
    Gaslit premieres on Starz.
  19. Help! I'm in a Secret Relationship! premieres on MTV.
  20. Moonshiners: Master Tournament premieres on Discovery.
  21. I Bought a Dump... Now What? premieres on HGTV.

May

  1. Nomad with Carlton McCoy premieres on CNN.
    War on the West premieres on Fox News.
    Fast History Of premieres on History.
    Lost Cities of the Jungle premieres on Science.
  2. Lil Jon Wants to Do What? premieres on HGTV.
  3. Who Do You Believe? premieres on ABC.
    MSNBC Prime premieres on MSNBC.
  4. Symone premieres on MSNBC.
  5. Naomi Judd Celebration premieres on CMT.
  6. Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo premieres on Univision.
  7. Buy It or Build It premieres on HGTV.
    I Went Undercover premieres on ID.
    Great Debate with Charles Barkley premieres on TNT.
  8. Interrogation Raw premieres on A&E.
    Ghost Adventures: House Calls premieres on Discovery.
    Ghost Adventures: House Calls premieres on Travel Channel.
  9. George Carlin's American Dream premieres on HBO.
  10. Preakness Stakes premieres on NBC.
    Preakness Stakes Pre-Show premieres on NBC.
  11. Don't Forget the Lyrics! premieres on FOX.
    Amor Valiente premieres on Telemundo.
    Teresa premieres on UniMás.
  12. The Match premieres on TNT.
  13. American Rescue Dog Show premieres on ABC.
    Great American Tag Sale premieres on ABC.
  14. Devil in the Web premieres on ID.
    Chris Jansing Reports premieres on MSNBC.
    Celebrity Escape Room premieres on NBC.
  15. Lost Treasures of Rome premieres on Nat Geo.
  16. Zootopia premieres on ABC.
    American Presidency with Bill Clinton premieres on History.
    Theodore Roosevelt premieres on History.
    Life Below Zero: First Alaskans premieres on Nat Geo.
    Explorer: The Deepest Cave premieres on Nat Geo.
  17. Dancing with Myself premieres on NBC.
    Seinfeld premieres on Nick at Nite.
    Mexicana y el Güero premieres on Univision.

June

  1. Field Report with Paola Ramos premieres on MSNBC.
    QB Roundtable premieres on TNT.
  2. Her Majesty the Queen premieres on CBS.
    Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee premieres on Fox News.
  3. Guy's All-American Road Trip premieres on Food Network.
    Face's Music Party premieres on Nickelodeon.
  4. Party at the Palace premieres on ABC.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore premieres on HBO.
    Infiel: Historia de un Engaño premieres on Telemundo.
  5. Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal premieres on CNN.
    Jurassic Greatest Moments premieres on NBC.
    MTV Movie & TV Awards premieres on CW.
  6. Brave premieres on ABC.
  7. Attack on the Capitol premieres on ABC.
  8. Card Counter premieres on HBO.
  9. Dark Winds premieres on AMC.
    TIME100: The World's Most Influential People premieres on ABC.
    Silos Baking Competition premieres on Food Network.
    MisEducation of America premieres on Fox News.
    Booze, Bets & Sex that Built America premieres on History.
    Silos Baking Competition premieres on Magnolia Network.
  10. Great Giveback with Melissa & Jenna premieres on HGTV.
  11. Record with Greta Van Susteren premieres on Newsmax.
  12. The Old Man premieres on FX.
    AFI Life Achievement Award premieres on TNT.
  13. Watergate: High Crimes in the White House premieres on CBS.
  14. Senate Project premieres on Fox News.
  15. The Recipe premieres on BET.
    Power of Juneteenth premieres on BET.
    Mathis Family Matters premieres on Bravo.
    Juneteenth: A Celebration premieres on CNN.
    Beachside Brawl premieres on Food Network.
    Duck Family Treasure premieres on Fox News.
    Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty premieres on ID.
    Culture Is premieres on MSNBC.
  16. Exclusively Elvis premieres on ABC.
    Below Deck Mediterranean premieres on Bravo.
  17. Premios Tu Música Urbano premieres on Telemundo.
    Harley Quinn premieres on TNT.
  18. College Hill: Celebrity Edition premieres on BET.
    Pride of Stage and Screen premieres on MSNBC.
  19. Mujer de Nadie premieres on Univision.
  20. More Power premieres on History.

July

  1. Street Outlaws: End Game premieres on Discovery.
  2. Road Wars premieres on A&E.
    Challenge: USA premieres on CBS.
  3. Generation Gap premieres on ABC.
    Fatal Flaw premieres on ABC.
    Biden Medals of Freedom premieres on MSNBC.
  4. Steal This House premieres on HGTV.
    Wonder Park premieres on Nickelodeon.
  5. WWE Rivals premieres on A&E.
    Final Straw premieres on ABC.
    Patagonia: Life on the Edge of the World premieres on CNN.
    Camo Sharks premieres on Nat Geo.
  6. Claim to Fame premieres on ABC.
    BBQ USA premieres on Food Network.
  7. Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth premieres on ABC.
  8. Planet Shark premieres on Nat Geo.
  9. History's Crazy Rich Ancients premieres on History.
    Colosseum premieres on History.
    Jaws vs. Boats premieres on Nat Geo.
    Great White vs Tiger Shark premieres on Nat Geo.
  10. Shark Attack Files premieres on Nat Geo.
    World's Biggest Hammerhead premieres on Nat Geo.
    Caught in the Act premieres on VH1.
  11. Noche de Estrellas premieres on Univision.
    Premios Juventud premieres on Univision.
  12. On Patrol: Live premieres on Reelz.
  13. ID Summer Spotlight premieres on ID.
  14. Show Me More premieres on AMC.
    Great White Battleground premieres on Discovery.
    Jackass Shark Week 2.0 premieres on Discovery.
    Great White Open Ocean premieres on Discovery.
    Return to Headstone Hell premieres on Discovery.
  15. Great White Serial Killer: Fatal Christmas premieres on Discovery.
    Great White Serial Killer Lives premieres on Discovery.
    Rise of the Monster Hammerheads premieres on Discovery.
    Air Jaws: Top Guns premieres on Discovery.
    Air Jaws Strikes Back premieres on Discovery.
    Mega Predators of Oz premieres on Discovery.
    Stranger Sharks premieres on Discovery.
    Shaq Does Shark Week premieres on Discovery.
    Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek premieres on Discovery.
    Expedition Unknown: Megalodon premieres on Discovery.
    Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Showdown premieres on Nat Geo.
  16. Mothersharker premieres on Discovery.
    Jaws Awakens premieres on Discovery.
    Jaws Awakens: Phred vs. Slash premieres on Discovery.
    Sharks of the Badlands premieres on Discovery.
    Jaws vs. Kraken premieres on Discovery.
    Pig vs. Shark premieres on Discovery.
    Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef premieres on Discovery.
    Raging Bulls premieres on Discovery.
    Extinct or Alive: Jaws of Alaska premieres on Discovery.
    Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular premieres on Discovery.
    Snake in the Grass premieres on NBC.
  17. Extinct or Alive: The Lost Shark premieres on Discovery.
    ShaqAttack premieres on Discovery.
    Mission Shark Dome premieres on Discovery.
    Great White Comeback premieres on Discovery.
    Mechashark premieres on Discovery.
    Mechashark: Love Down Under premieres on Discovery.
    Island of the Walking Sharks premieres on Discovery.
    Guy Fieri's Feeding Frenzy premieres on Discovery.
  18. Air Jaws: The Hunted premieres on Discovery.
    Air Jaws: Fin of Fury premieres on Discovery.
    Tiger Queen premieres on Discovery.
    Shark-Croc Showdown premieres on Discovery.
    Sharkadelic Summer premieres on Discovery.
    Shark House premieres on Discovery.
    Sharks! with Tracy Morgan premieres on Discovery.
    Monster Mako Under the Rig premieres on Discovery.
  19. Jaws vs. the Blob premieres on Discovery.
    Lair of the Mega Shark premieres on Discovery.
    Return to Lair of the Great White premieres on Discovery.
    Island of the Mega Shark premieres on Discovery.
    Great White Double Trouble premieres on Discovery.
    Mega Jaws of Bird Island premieres on Discovery.
    Great White Serial Killer Extinction premieres on Discovery.
    Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites premieres on Discovery.
    Clash of Killers: Great White vs. Mako premieres on Discovery.
  20. Great White Open Ocean premieres on CNN.
    Sharks in Paradise premieres on Discovery.
    Monsters of the Cape premieres on Discovery.
    Jackass Shark Week premieres on Discovery.
    Mystery of the Black Demon Shark premieres on Discovery.
    Alien Sharks: First Contact premieres on Discovery.
    Crikey! It's Shark Week premieres on Discovery.
  21. Morning Joe Presents premieres on MSNBC.
    Love Life premieres on TBS.

August

  1. Black News Channel is shut down.
    Flip to a Million premieres on HGTV.
    Snake in the Grass premieres on USA Network.
  2. CMA Fest premieres on ABC.
    Almost Human: Rise of the Apes premieres on Discovery.
    Bargain Block: Bargain Buys premieres on HGTV.
  3. Alone: The Skills Challenge premieres on History.
  4. Lone Star Law premieres on Discovery.
  5. Walking Dead Universe Preview premieres on AMC.
    Menendez Brothers: Misjudged? premieres on ID.
  6. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta premieres on VH1.
  7. Murder Inc Story premieres on BET.
    Big Bad Budget Battle premieres on Food Network.
    Devil in Suburbia premieres on ID.
    Password premieres on NBC.
    Top Chef VIP premieres on Telemundo.
  8. Court Night Live premieres on A&E.
    Resident Alien premieres on USA Network.
  9. Alone: Frozen premieres on History.
  10. On Patrol: First Shift premieres on Reelz.
  11. The Princess premieres on HBO.
    Say Yes to the Dress: Clip Show premieres on TLC.
  12. Tales of the Walking Dead premieres on AMC.
    Who Killed Biggie & Tupac premieres on ID.
    Tú Crees premieres on Univision.
    El Retador premieres on Univision.
  13. Alex Wagner Tonight premieres on MSNBC.
    Leonardo premieres on CW.
  14. Haus of Vicious premieres on BET.
    Sacrifice premieres on BET.
    Homicide Hunter: Never Give Up premieres on ID.
    Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles premieres on TLC.
  15. Inmate to Roommate premieres on A&E.
    Sonic the Hedgehog premieres on Nick at Nite.
    Sonic the Hedgehog premieres on Nickelodeon.
  16. Banana Ball premieres on ESPN2.
  17. Extraordinary with Fareed Zakaria premieres on CNN.
    On the Case with Paula Zahn premieres on HLN.
  18. America's Grandmother premieres on Fox News.
    House of the Dragon premieres on HBO.
    Killer Nanny premieres on ID.
    Never Would Have Made It premieres on TV One.
  19. Bobby and Sophie on the Coast premieres on Food Network.
  20. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella premieres on ABC.
    Cinderella: The Reunion premieres on ABC.
    Grey's Anatomy premieres on Lifetime.
    Mom premieres on TV Land.
  21. In Pursuit with John Walsh: Hot on the Trail premieres on ID.
    Resort premieres on NBC.
    Bad Hair Day premieres on TLC.
  22. Trolls World Tour premieres on Nickelodeon.
    Piketon Family Murders premieres on Oxygen.
    End is Nye premieres on Syfy.
  23. Never Again: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum premieres on CNN.
    Dale Jr. Download premieres on USA Network.
  24. Martin: The Reunion premieres on BET.
  25. Mary Kay Letourneau: Notes on a Scandal premieres on ID.
  26. America's National Parks: Hidden Gems premieres on Nat Geo.
    America the Beautiful premieres on Nat Geo.
  27. Tales from the Explorers Club premieres on Discovery.
    Guy's Ultimate Game Night premieres on Food Network.
    Fox News at Night (Transitional) premieres on Fox News.
    In Pursuit with John Walsh: Captured premieres on ID.

September

  1. Race for the Championship premieres on USA Network.
  2. Guy's Hawaiian Eats premieres on Food Network.
  3. Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert premieres on CBS.
    Elvis premieres on HBO.
  4. Handmaid's Tale premieres on FX.
    Murders at the Burger Joint premieres on ID.
    Amityville Horror House premieres on Travel Channel.
    Shock Docs: The Visitors premieres on Travel Channel.
  5. Good Bones: Risky Business premieres on HGTV.
    Teen Mom: The Next Chapter premieres on MTV.
    Primal Survivor: Mighty Mekong premieres on Nat Geo.
    Fuego del Destino premieres on Telemundo.
    Ricos También Lloran premieres on Univision.
  6. Growing Up Chrisley premieres on E!.
  7. Queen Elizabeth II: The Legacy, The Life premieres on ABC.
    Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life premieres on ABC.
    Remembering Queen Elizabeth II premieres on Fox News.
    Renovation Impossible premieres on HGTV.
  8. Gold Rush: Special premieres on Discovery.
    Capital One College Bowl premieres on NBC.
  9. Queen Elizabeth II premieres on Fox News.
    Queen Elizabeth II: For the Love of Country premieres on Fox News.
    Moonfall premieres on HBO.
    Notre Dame Football premieres on NBC.
    Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life premieres on Nat Geo.
  10. Serena Williams: On Her Terms premieres on CNN.
    Monarch premieres on FOX.
    Monarch: Behind the Music premieres on FOX.
    Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream premieres on FOX.
    Runway of Hope: A 9/11 Story premieres on Fox News.
    Queen Elizabeth Casket premieres on Fox News.
    Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream premieres on Fox News.
    Ink Master premieres on Paramount Network.
  11. NBC News Daily premieres on NBC.
  12. Deadliest Catch: The Viking Returns premieres on Discovery.
    ACM Honors premieres on FOX.
  13. Who Is premieres on Fox News.
    Remembering Queen Elizabeth II premieres on MSNBC.
    Ice Age: Collision Course premieres on Nickelodeon.
  14. Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen premieres on BBC America.
    Model America premieres on MSNBC.

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