Queen Latifah’s ‘The Equalizer’ Scores Ratings Touchdown for CBS

Published: Tuesday 9th Feb 2021 by Rashad

Queen Latifah reigned over ratings once more thanks to her highly hailed return to network TV courtesy of the action series, ‘The Equalizer.’

Given the most vied time slot in television, the new show – a small screen adaptation of the 2014 Denzel Washington movie of the same name – dominated Sunday night viewership figures following the Super Bowl (February 7), scoring over 10 times the eyes of its nearest scripted competitors.

See what we mean inside:

Viewership = 20.4 million

Report:

“‘The Equalizer’ Tops 20 Million Viewers but Is Lowest-Rated Post-Super Bowl Show Ever.  Queen Latifah’s take on “The Equalizer” landed 20.4 million total viewers immediately following CBS’ Super Bowl LV. That is 14% smaller than the post-Super Bowl audience for last year’s episode of “The Masked Singer” on Fox.

“The Equalizer,” which started at 10:39 p.m. ET, had a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49.”

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Despite the contextual shortcoming, ‘Equalizer’ still finished the race as the most-watched program of the week – coming in second only to the big game itself.

Look below to see Sunday’s ratings chart among broadcast channels.

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[photo courtesy: CBS]

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  1. eric February 9, 2021

    I think she’s great, but I didn’t love this premiere. The story wasn’t good and the action was kinda silly. I hope it gets better.

  2. Erica February 10, 2021

    It’s going to drastically fall next week

  3. I Hate whyyt n blcc bitzzez February 10, 2021

    The party hated the hair she queen latifa from the 80s her hair should match that like a bird with cuts on the side

  4. Anne February 10, 2021

    I thought it was pretty good…maybe I’m desperate for any scripted drama (hate reality shows) and glad to see a black female lead one. I’ll keep watching for now.

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