Justin Hartley certainly has a proven track record when it comes to post-Super Bowl dramas. In an often-uneven linear landscape, the This Is Us alum’s new CBS series Tracker scored a very solid 18.4 million viewers in its debut after the NFL’s Big Game on Sunday.
That’s the best premiere of any series on any network since … well, the last time the still Shari Redstone-owned network had the Super Bowl back in 2021 and Queen Latifah’s The Equalizer hit the small screen.
The hip hop legend’s still running crime procedural had a viewership of 20.4 million on February 7, 2021. As for the crime solving Hartley show based on author Jeffrey Deaver’s 2019 The Never Game book, there could be more eyeballs coming once viewers on Paramount+ CBS.com and the CBS app are factored in over the coming days.
As it is, CBS is predicting the Tracker debut will top out at around 25 million eventually. A jump of over 16% in viewer so far over last year’s post-Super Bowl Next Level Chief on Fox, Tracker hung on to about 15% of Super Bowl LVIII’s record breaking crowd of 123.4 million.Read more on deadline.com