Sunday TV Ratings 4/4/21: The Equalizer and Bless the Harts Hit Lows on Easter, The Rookie Rises, Zoey’s Playlist Steady (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC took the reins on Easter Sunday as a steady 'American Idol' (0.8) topped the night altogether. 'AFV' (0.5) suffered a two-tenth decline at 7, but 'The Rookie' (0.5) managed to gain a tenth in the 10pm slot. On CBS, '60 Minutes' (0.5) lost a staggering six-tenths when stacked up against last week's 'NCAA'-boosted installment. The downward trajectory continued as the evening progressed, with 'The Equalizer' (0.6) and 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.4) each shedding two-tenths. In the middle, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.5) only lost one. NBC had another brutal night as 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.2) inched down behind a repeat of itself (0.2). 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' (0.2) held even at 9 and led into a 'Good Girls' encore (0.2). Fox had an even worse time than the peacock network as recently-canceled 'Bless the Harts' (0.1) dropped to a new low behind an equally-anemic 'Ice Age' Easter special (0.1). The 'Ice Age' special was down two-tenths from last year's showing (0.3). Nature documentary 'Malika the Lion Queen' (0.2) built a bit from there, with a 0.1 in the 8pm hour and a 0.2 from 9-10. The CW went with repeats of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.1/0.1) and 'Masters of Illusion' (0.0/1). 

Finals Update: 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.6, +0.1), 'American Idol' (0.9, +0.1), 'The Equalizer' (0.7, +0.1), 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.3, +0.1), and 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.5, +0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos0.61/54.50ABC

60 Minutes0.54/57.66CBS

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.20/21.44NBC

Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade0.11/10.57Fox
7:30 PMBless the Harts0.11/10.45Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol0.85/65.61ABC

The Equalizer0.66/56.99CBS

Ellen's Game of Games0.27/21.79NBC

Malika the Lion Queen0.17/10.96Fox

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.07/10.46The CW
8:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.06/00.47The CW
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.54/45.55CBS

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.23/21.18NBC

Masters of Illusion (R)0.05/00.32The CW
9:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.09/10.38The CW
10 PMThe Rookie0.49/43.80ABC

NCIS: New Orleans0.45/34.63CBS

Good Girls (R)0.16/10.84NBC
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