Sunday TV Ratings 5/2/21: American Idol Leads, NCIS: LA and NCIS: New Orleans Rise, Good Girls and The Equalizer Slip, Legends of Tomorrow Returns Low (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC's 'American Idol' (0.7) aired its annual, Disney-themed installment but actually lost a tenth in the process. That rating was still enough to top a quiet evening by a pretty narrow margin. 'AFV' (0.5) also lost a tenth in the 7pm slot while 10pm drama 'The Rookie' (0.5) admirably held steady. Over on CBS, 'The Equalizer' (0.6) inched down after a month-long break but was able to beat out its '60 Minutes' lead-in (0.5). 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.6) and 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.5) each picked up a tenth from there, with the former set to return and the latter on its way out. NBC's 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.4) rose by a tick behind a repeat of itself. 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' (0.3) was unchanged as 'Good Girls' (0.3) dropped by a tenth at 10. 'Bob's Burgers' (0.3) and 'Family Guy' (0.4) were both at series low territory on Fox, with the network rudely airing 'Bob's' behind a low-rated 'Great North' encore (0.2). Sandwiched between a pair of 'Simpsons' reruns (0.2/0.2), 'Bless the Harts' (0.2) also shed a tenth. The CW brought back 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.1) in disastrous fashion, with the drama down a whopping four-tenths from its last, crossover-themed premiere (0.5). 'Batwoman' (0.1) gave back a tenth at 9. 

Finals Update: '60 Minutes' (+0.1), 'The Equalizer' (+0.1), 'Bob's Burgers' (+0.1), the repeat of 'Ellen's Game of Games' (+0.1) and the 8 PM repeat of 'The Simpsons' (+0.1) adjusted up. This means that 'Bob's Burgers' avoided hitting a 0.3 rating, but it was still a new low by a hundredth. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PM60 Minutes0.59/47.62CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos0.54/44.63ABC

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.27/21.59NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.17/20.64Fox
7:30 PMBless the Harts0.18/20.59Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol0.83/56.01ABC

The Equalizer0.66/57.22CBS

Ellen's Game of Games0.37/31.85NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.26/10.82Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (P)0.10/10.44The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (R)0.23/20.61Fox
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.59/45.61CBS

Bob's Burgers0.37/20.95Fox

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.29/21.30NBC

Batwoman0.10/10.43The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.42/31.14Fox
10 PMThe Rookie0.50/44.00ABC

NCIS: New Orleans0.49/44.79CBS

Good Girls0.33/31.39NBC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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