Leading out of Idol‘s two-hour celebrity duets kickoff, The Rookie (3.7 mil/0.5; great callback, Lucy!) was up a tenth in the demo.
Elsewhere, on a holiday where overall TV usage was down sharply:
CBS | 60 Minutes delivered Sunday’s largest audience (7.3 million), followed by The Equalizer (6.7 mil/0.6). NCIS: LA (5.5 mil/0.5) and New Orleans (4.6 mil/0.4) both dipped in the demo.
NBC | Ellen’s Game of Games (1.7 mil/0.2) was down in the demo, while Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (1.2 mil/0.2, read post mortem) stabilized.
FOX | Ice Age Whatever did 557K/0.1, followed by the freshly cancelled Bless the Harts‘ 445K/0.1. Malika the Lion Queen averaged 900K and a 0.1.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!