Ratings: S.W.A.T. Dips With Sunday Move, Next Level Chef Has Solid Debut

SWAT Moves SUnday

In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ S.W.A.T. christened its new Sunday home with 3.7 million viewers and a 0.4 demo rating — a slight improvement on what SEAL Team‘s final CBS episodes had averaged in the time slot (3.5 mil/0.4), but marking season lows for the cop drama.

Opening CBS’ night, The Equalizer (6.3 mil/0.5) ticked up vs. its fall finale, while NCIS: LA (5 mil/0.4) dipped to match at least a season low in audience and match its all-time demo low.


NBC | Sunday Night Football‘s Packers-Vikings game averaged 15.1 million viewers and a 3.9 demo rating — marking some of SNF‘s very best prelim numbers this season.

ABC | AFV returned to 4.3 mil/0.5, followed by Celeb Wheel of Fortune‘s 3.9 mil/0.4 and Supermarket Sweep‘s 2.3 mil/0.4. The Rookie (2.7 mil/0.3) was steady vs. its fall finale.

FOX | Leading out of football, Gordon Ramsay’s Next Level Chef sneak-previewed to 4.7 mil and a 1.4  (per fast finals) — marking this TV season’s highest rated series debut — followed by fresh episodes of The Simpsons (1.9 mil/0.6) and The Great North (1.3 mil/0.4). Next Level Chef makes its regular time slot debut this Wednesday at 9 pm, leading out of I Can See Your Voice Season 2.

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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. Kids, ask parents before calling.

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