TV Ratings: The Equalizer Remains Strong in Week 2, American Idol Slips


CBS appears to be on to a winner with its reboot of The Equalizer.

The Equalizer Season 1 Episode 2 drew 8 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the demo.

While this is way down from its Super Bowl-fueled series premiere (20.4 million/5.1 rating), they are decent numbers.

Should the series hold here, it will emerge as one of the network’s top-performing shows of the season.

The series was the top show in the demo for CBS on Sunday, beating out NCIS: Los Angeles (5.9 million/0.7 rating) and NCIS: New Orleans (4.9 million/0.5 rating).

American Idol returned to 6.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating — down considerably from last season’s opener, but on par with its average.

The stronger lead-in support helped The Rookie rise to season highs (3.9 million viewers/0.6 rating).

If the show can stay around these levels, it will be a lock for another season.

The CW’s Batwoman (0.5 million/0.1 rating) and Charmed (0.4 million/0.1 rating) were in line with their recent demo ratings, but were down in total viewers.

FOX’s numbers are scrambled due to NASCAR overrun, and they should be available later today.

What did you watch on the night, TV Fanatics?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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