Sunday TV Ratings 10/2/22: East New York Has Mediocre Debut, The Equalizer Down from Season 2 Premiere, Celebrity Jeopardy! and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Slide After Weak Return for AFV (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Though the 'NFL Overrun' (6.47) on CBS was almost 11% higher than the year prior (5.83), the season premiere of '60 Minutes' (1.33) declined by 13% when compared to last fall (1.53). 'The Equalizer' (0.66) dropped by a similar amount for its return despite having a much stronger lead-in than it did for its Fall 2021 debut. At 10, new drama 'East New York' (0.46) had a passable launch and led into a pilot encore of 'So Help Me Todd' (0.29). On ABC, 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.34) returned over 30% lower than last year's premiere (0.50) and led into sinking editions of 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' (0.37, -0.05) and 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.36, -0.12). At 10, 'The Rookie' (0.30, -0.01) miraculously shed just a hundredth from its premiere. On Fox, 'The Simpsons' (0.47, -0.94), 'The Great North' (0.35, -0.40), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.37, -0.20), and 'Family Guy' (0.39, -0.11) all crash-landed to normal levels after riding the NFL inflation high on premiere night. For what its worth, everything but 'Family Guy' improved from their May 2022 finales. In the 7PM hour, reruns of 'The Simpsons' (0.28) and 'Bob's Burgers' (0.39) were clearly inflated by afternoon football. The 'Chiefs v. Buccaneers' NFL game (5.53) grew by nearly five-tenths from last week's '49ers v. Broncos' faceoff (5.04) on NBC. The CW's premieres of 'Family Law' (0.03) and 'Coroner' (0.03) performed worse than week-ago reruns of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.06/0.08).

Finals Update: '60 Minutes' (+0.3), 'The Simpsons' (+0.1), 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' (+0.1), 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (+0.1), 'Bob's Burgers' (+0.1), 'The Equalizer' (+0.1), 'NFL Overrun' (+2.1), 'East New York' (+0.1), 'Football Night in America' (+0.1), and 'NFL: Chiefs v. Buccaneers' (+1.1) adjusted up. The repeat of 'The Simpsons' (-0.2) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun6.47/4924.65CBS

Football Night In America1.58/12

America's Funniest Home Videos (P)0.34/33.78ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.28/30.98Fox
7:30 PMBob's Burgers (R)0.39/31.16Fox
8 PM60 Minutes (P)1.33/910.27CBS

The Simpsons0.47/31.46Fox

Celebrity Jeopardy!0.37/33.50ABC

Family Law (Series Premiere)0.03/00.30The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Chiefs v. Buccaneers5.53/4020.85NBC

The Great North0.35/21.09Fox
9 PMThe Equalizer (P)0.66/57.09CBS

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.36/33.18ABC

Bob's Burgers0.37/31.06Fox

Coroner (P)0.03/00.42The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.39/31.12Fox
10 PMEast New York (Series Premiere)0.46/45.27CBS

The Rookie0.30/22.93ABC
11 PMSo Help Me Todd (R)0.29/32.73CBS
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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