Sunday TV Ratings 5/9/21: The Simpsons Hits Series Low, The Rookie Ties Season High, Family Guy and Bobs Burgers Rise (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Fresh off of a three-week break, Fox's 'The Simpsons' (0.3) crashed to an awful new series low, barely building from a steady 'Bless the Harts' (0.2). What made matters worse for the yellow family is that fellow veterans 'Bob's Burgers' (0.5) and 'Family Guy' (0.5) were each up a tenth, posting their strongest ratings in a month. In the midst, 'The Great North' (0.3) held even in the 8:30 slot, pulling into a tie with 'Simpsons'. ABC's 'American Idol' (0.8) matched its last episode but lead-in 'AFV' (0.6) and lead-out 'The Rookie' (0.6) each picked up a tenth. CBS saw one-tenth declines across the board for '60 Minutes' (0.5), 'The Equalizer' (0.6), and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.5). At 10, 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.5) managed to avoid slipping. NBC aired an 'American Ninja Warrior' special (0.3) that failed to improve from the usual 'Ellen's Game of Games'. 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' (0.2) inched down at 9 but 'Good Girls' (0.3) grew from there. 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.1) and 'Batwoman' (0.1) were unchanged on the CW. 

Finals Update: 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (+0.1), 'American Idol' (+0.1), '60 Minutes' (+0.1), 'The Equalizer' (+0.1), 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (+0.1), 'American Ninja Warrior' (+0.1), 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' (+0.1), and 'Bless the Harts' (+0.1) adjusted up.



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7 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos

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American Ninja Warrior0.37/21.99NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.19/20.60Fox
7:30 PMBless the Harts0.25/20.67Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol0.85/55.74ABC

The Equalizer0.70/57.22CBS

The Simpsons0.34/21.11Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.10/10.47The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North0.30/20.84Fox
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.57/45.60CBS

Bob's Burgers0.48/31.11Fox

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.27/21.31NBC

Batwoman0.11/10.40The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.51/41.34Fox
10 PMThe Rookie0.59/43.91ABC

NCIS: New Orleans0.51/44.96CBS

Good Girls0.34/21.42NBC
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