'60 Minutes,' 'Equalizer' strong Sunday punch for CBS

NEW YORK — Queen Latifah is turning into a TV celebrity for CBS at a time broadcast networks can in reality use one, whilst Dwayne Johnson and Kenan Thompson made first rate sitcom debuts for NBC.

Latifah’s drama, “The Equalizer,” used to be the most well liked scripted display on tv closing week, the Nielsen corporate mentioned, trailing best first-place “60 Mins” and giving CBS a powerful one-two punch on Sunday.

Johnson reached five.three million audience for the premiere of “Younger Rock,” the NBC comedy in line with his existence, sufficient to complete amongst Nielsen’s best 20 presentations for the week.

1,000,000 of the ones audience drifted away closing Tuesday for the debut of “Kenan.” The sitcom starring the long-running “Saturday Night time Reside” forged member as an Atlanta TV host and unmarried dad reached four.2 million audience, Nielsen mentioned.

A era in the past, numbers like that would not be sufficient for a display to make a 2nd week. However given community tv’s general fade, and the risk for audience to try the ones sequence on a behind schedule foundation, and NBC will surely take it.

For a standard week in February — no main sports activities occasions and just about all prime-time presentations airing unique episodes — are living viewership on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC used to be down 18% from the similar week closing 12 months, Nielsen mentioned.

CBS received the week with a mean of four.6 million audience in top time. ABC had three.nine million, NBC had three.five million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Tv had 1.1 million and Telemundo had 1 million.

Fox Information Channel used to be the most well liked cable community, averaging 2.42 million audience in top time. MSNBC had 1.91 million, CNN had 1.6 million, HGTV had 1.12 million and Historical past had 1.01 million.

ABC’s “International Information This night” received the night time information scores race, averaging 10.2 million audience. NBC’s “Nightly Information” had eight.three million and the “CBS Night Information” had 6.four million.

For the week of Feb. 15-21, the 20 hottest techniques, their networks and viewerships:

1. “60 Mins,” CBS, nine.56 million.

2. “The Equalizer,” CBS, eight.13 million.

three. “Younger Sheldon,” CBS, 7.72 million.

four. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.59 million.

five. “Chicago Hearth,” NBC, 7.three million.

6. “911,” Fox, 6.85 million.

7. “American Idol,” ABC, 6.67 million.

eight. “Famous person Wheel of Fortune,” ABC, 6.03 million.

nine. “Magnum, P.I.,” CBS, five.97 million.

10. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, five.92 million.

11. “Chicago PD,” NBC, five.88 million.

12. “NCIS,” CBS, five.771 million.

13. “That is Us,” NBC, five.766 million.

14. “911: Lone Celebrity,” Fox, five.73 million.

15. “The Bachelor,” ABC, five.57 million.

16. “The usa’s Funniest House Movies,” ABC, five.36 million.

17. “Mother,” CBS, five.35 million.

18. “Younger Rock,” NBC, five.32 million.

19. “B Sure,” CBS, five.11 million.

20. “MacGyver,” CBS, four.96 million.

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