‘The Equalizer’ Kept More Viewers Than Any Post-Super Bowl Show Since 2013

Tony Maglio
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Queen Latifah’s “The Equalizer” debuted to 20.404 million total viewers following Super Bowl LV. On Sunday, in its regular time-slot premiere, the CBS drama drew 7.976 million viewers, which means the show retained 39% of its Episode 1 audience for Episode 2. That’s pretty damn good. As a matter of fact, it’s the best retention for a post-Super Bowl show since 2013*. Why the asterisk? Well, the 39% retention rate for “The Equalizer” equal(iz)ed what NBC’s “The Blacklist” held onto in 2015. On Wednesday, we’ll get final Live + Same Day Numbers for the second episode of the new “Equalizer.” Any even semi-significant upward adjustment will hand Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) his hat and make this a clean “in-eight-years” claim. Also Read: Who Gets the Remote on Valentine's Day? How Your Relationship Status (and Gender) Affect What TV You Watch The Feb. 2, 2020 post-Super Bowl Season 3 premiere of Fox’s “The Masked Singer” scored 23.854 million total viewers. The next episode, on Feb. 5, 2020, drew 7.457 million viewers, a retention rate of 31%. A year prior, CBS’ short-lived James Corden-hosted competition show “The World’s Best” debuted with 22.245 million total viewers. The next episode had 5.516 million...

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