The Most and Least Watched Post-Super Bowl TV Shows Since 1988: How Will ‘The Equalizer’ Add Up?

Tony Maglio
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We’ve got a Super Bowl LV prediction you can take straight to the sports books: Sunday’s big game on CBS will be the biggest TV event of 2021. OK, so that’s not exactly going out on a limb and you’re not going to get very good odds. Season in and season out, the Super Bowl is the most-watched broadcast across all of television for the calendar year. That means it’s also the best lead-in of the year for whatever airs right after the game — great news for Queen Latifah and “The Equalizer,” which debuts immediately after the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Recent history pretty much guarantees the show — a reboot of a 1980s series that starred Edward Woodward as a retired intelligence agent turned vigilante justice-seeker — will bow to north of 20 million viewers. Yes, even with traditional TV ratings declining with each new season (especially this one). The series’ prospects are boosted by the fact that Sony produced two hit movies starring Denzel Washington based on the ’80s show, in 2014 and 2018. Also Read: 'The Shaq Bowl' Producers to Celebs: Ditch TV, Embrace Livestreaming and Make More Money But the high-profile premiere...

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