Sunday TV Ratings 2/21/21: The Simpsons and The Great North Return Down, Cherries Wild and Bless the Harts Bomb, American Idol and The Equalizer Slip (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Fox's traditional Sunday lineup was back for the first time in over two months but there was simply nothing to write home about. The series premiere of game show 'Cherries Wild' (0.2) bombed out the gate in the 7pm hour while a reshuffled 'Bless the Harts' (0.2) crashed to a new series low for its 7:30 debut. Veteran sitcoms 'The Simpsons' (0.5), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.5), and 'Family Guy' (0.5) were either at or near their lows but remained relatively on-par with their non-NFL deliveries from the fall. In the midst, newcomer 'The Great North' (0.4) had a resoundingly mediocre  timeslot premiere, losing a tenth from its 'Simpsons' lead-in and dropping well below its first (0.7) and second (2.1) preview.

On ABC, 'American Idol' (1.0) lost two-tenths from its week-ago return (1.17) while 10pm drama 'The Rookie' (0.5) shed a tenth. 'AFV' (0.8) seemed immune to the slippage in the 7pm hour, matching its previous episode and tying its season high. CBS's 'The Equalizer' (0.7) fell by two-tenths after a promising start. Surrounding programs '60 Minutes' (0.7), 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.6), and 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.5) all lost a tenth. NBC had encores of 'Weakest Link' (0.3), 'The Wall' (0.3), and the final installment of 'Dateline' drama 'The Widower' (0.4). The CW held steady with 'Batwoman' (0.1) and 'Charmed' (0.1)

Finals Update: The Rookie (+0.1), The Equalizer (+0.1), NCIS: New Orleans (+0.1), Cherries Wild (+0.1) and Bless the Harts (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos0.84/65.36ABC

60 Minutes0.78/59.56CBS

Weakest Link (R)0.32/22.58NBC

Cherries Wild (Series Premiere)0.26/21.20Fox
7:30 PMBless the Harts0.25/20.74Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol1.01/66.67ABC

The Equalizer0.81/58.13CBS

The Simpsons0.49/31.43Fox

The Wall (R)0.31/21.85NBC

Batwoman0.13/10.49The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North0.43/31.16Fox
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.61/45.92CBS

Bob's Burgers0.49/31.24Fox

The Widower0.37/22.80NBC

Charmed0.06/00.30The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.52/31.31Fox
10 PMThe Rookie0.59/44.11ABC

NCIS: New Orleans0.55/44.93CBS
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