Sunday TV Ratings 10/10/21: The Equalizer and NCIS: LA Return Solidly, The Simpsons Ties Premiere Despite Lower NFL Lead-In (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: CBS's 'The Equalizer' (0.7) had a rather healthy return for its season two premiere, garnering the same rating it posted throughout the back-half of its inaugural run. While clearly buoyed by an NFL-boosted '60 Minutes' (1.1), the Queen Latifah drama remains in solid territory. 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.6) and streaming-bound 'SEAL Team' (0.5) also returned at their spring 2021 levels. On ABC, 'AFV' (0.4), 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.5), and Leslie Jones-hosted 'Supermarket Sweep' (0.3) all lost a tenth on a week-to-week basis. Nathan Fillion drama 'The Rookie' clung to its meager 0.3 rating in the 10pm slot. NBC's 'Bills v. Chiefs' NFL game (4.8) dropped by well over 30% from last week's Tom Brady-fueled showcase. Another round of 'Football Night in America' (1.6/3.7) preceded the main attraction. Fox had 'NFL Overrun' (3.7) and 'The OT' (2.0) to boost their animation lineup, with 'The Simpsons' (1.2) and 'The Great North' (0.7) tying what they garnered with a football lead-in two weeks ago. 'Bob's Burgers' (0.7) was up a tenth from the last NFL night while 'Family Guy' (0.5) actually dropped by one. The CW's revival of Nickelodeon game show 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' (0.1) made little noise but still outpaced the 9pm premiere of 'Killer Camp' (0.0). 

Finals Update: Supermarket Sweep (+0.1), The Equalizer (+0.1), NCIS: Los Angeles (+0.1), Killer Camp (+0.1),  NFL: Bills v. Chiefs (+0.4), NFL Overrun (+2.3), The OT (+1.0), The Simpsons (+0.1), The Great North (+0.1) and Family Guy (+0.1) adjusted up. 60 Minutes (-0.1), SEAL Team (-0.1) and Football Night In America (-0.8, -1.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun6.02/4222.05Fox

60 Minutes0.92/68.47CBS

Football Night in America0.78/53.35NBC

America's Funniest Home Videos0.43/33.90ABC
7:30 PMThe OT3.04/2010.24Fox
8 PMFootball Night in America2.61/179.39NBC

The Simpsons1.32/83.94Fox

The Equalizer (P)0.77/47.67CBS

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.50/34.34ABC

Legends of the Hidden Temple (Series P)0.07/00.25The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Bills v. Chiefs5.18/3417.52NBC

The Great North0.76/41.99Fox
9 PMBob's Burgers0.67/41.77Fox

NCIS: Los Angeles (P)0.65/45.85CBS

Supermarket Sweep0.37/22.36ABC

Killer Camp (P)0.05/00.16The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.56/31.67Fox
10 PMSEAL Team (P)0.44/33.73CBS

The Rookie0.31/22.69ABC
(P) = premiere

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