Ratings: CW's 'The Waltons' Homecoming' Movie Reboot Welcomes 957,000 Viewers

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Ratings: CW’s ‘The Waltons’ Homecoming’ Movie Reboot Welcomes 957,000 Viewers

CBS’ Tony Bennett-Lady Gaga Sunday special tops 6 million viewers

The CW’s “The Waltons’ Homecoming” movie reboot debuted to 957,000 viewers Sunday, according to the earliest available Nielsen data. The audience pulled in by The CW’s first-ever made-for-TV film gave the network its most-watched night of the 2021-2022 season, and its largest total-viewer tally since April.

NBC topped TV ratings among adults 18-49 for the evening with the Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens “Sunday Night Football” game. Meanwhile, CBS’ Tony Bennett-Lady Gaga special scored more than 6 million viewers, making it primetime’s most-watched entertainment broadcast.

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Due to the nature of live sports, the below early Nielsen numbers for NBC and Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. 

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.7 and in total viewers with 6.6 million. 

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.4. CBS was third in total viewers with 5.5 million, ABC was fourth with 2.4 million.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 816,000.

We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.

More to come…