TV Ratings: CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ Most-Watched Program on Sunday Night

Mónica Marie Zorrilla
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CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” led primetime Sunday night, according Nielsen+Same Day fast affiliate ratings, scoring a 0.7 in the key, 18-49 demographic, and drawing more than 9 million viewers at 7 p.m. The show’s segments focused on families remembering loved ones lost to COVID-19, how China is collecting Americans’ DNA, and the market behind our health data.

ABC ran new episodes of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” at 8 p.m. (0.5, 4.21) and “Card Sharks” at 9 p.m. (0.5, 2.97), both showing significant increases in the key demo and in average viewership (a boost of over 40% for both shows) compared to the previous week’s telecast. At 8 p.m., The CW aired a new episode of “Batwoman” (0.2, 0.72), which increased by 25% in the key demo compared to last week’s episode. The network also aired a new episode of the “Charmed” reboot at 9 p.m., garnering a 0.1 in the key demo and 0.43 million viewers.

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Elsewhere on television: reruns, reruns and more reruns aired by the Big 4. CBS ran reruns of “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 8 p.m., “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9 p.m. and “NCIS” at 10 p.m. NBC filled the entirety of its Sunday night slate with reruns: “Weakest Link” at 7 p.m., “The Wall” at 8 p.m., “Chicago Med” at 9 p.m., and “Dateline NBC” at 10 p.m. Fox also loaded up on reruns last night: “Name That Tune” at 7 p.m., “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m., “The Great North” at 8:30 p.m., “Bob’s Burgers” at 9 p.m. and “Call Me Kat” at 9:30 p.m. Additionally, ABC aired an encore of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. and “The Rookie” at 10 p.m.

Over on the Spanish language giants, Univision aired new episodes of “Aquí y Ahora” at 7 p.m. (0.3, 1.2), “Imparables: Una Batalla Para Morirse De Risa” at 8 p.m. (0.3, 1.05) and 9 p.m. (0.3, 1.01), and “Sal y Pimienta” at 10 p.m. (0.2, 0.75). Throughout the evening, Telemundo ran a new episode of the athletic skill and endurance competition series “Exatlón Estados Unidos” (0.3, 0.92) at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. (0.4, 1.2), as well as a special airing of “The Boy Next Door,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman, at 9 p.m. through the end of the night (0.3, 0.95).

Overall on Sunday night, Fox was number one in the key, adults ages 18-49 demographic, obtaining a 0.6 rating. CBS, however, was in first place for average viewership (4.92 million), with Fox behind (2.23 million). Coming up on second in the key demo was ABC (0.5) with a little over 3 million viewers. NBC and Univision tied for fourth place in the key demo, each drawing a 0.4 rating, but NBC had more viewers than Univision (3.3. versus 1.3 million, respectively). Rounding out the fifth place was another tie in the key demo between CBS and Telemundo, each drawing a 0.3 rating, but the Spanish-language network had much less viewers in comparison (0.95 million). The CW came at the bottom of the list for the 18-49 demographic, garnering a 0.2 rating overall and 0.91 million viewers.

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