Sunday TV Ratings 10/11/20: NBA Finals Rises on Final Night, NFL Sunday Night Football Drops, Fox Cartoons Rise (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: With the Lakers scoring a monumental victory, the sixth and final NBA finals game bowed out with a preliminary 2.1 A18-49 rating. This was a tenth higher than what game five posted in prelims and tied with the first game. Game 6 will likely adjust up to a 3.0 rating or higher after finals. The game's lead-in was 'NBA Countdown' (1.4) while 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (1.4) had the privilege of being the lead-out. On NBC, the 'Vikings v. Seahawks' NFL game (3.2) shed three-tenths from what football garnered last week in prelims. Preceding football was 'Football Night in America' (1.5/3.1). CBS had a sturdy NFL Overrun (4.7) that helped boost '60 Minutes' (1.2) by a few tenths. But the momentum couldn't seem to spill into a repeat of 'Minutes' (0.5) and a showing of the 1995 film 'Clueless' (0.4). 

Even without football assistance, week three of Fox's cartoon lineup saw a noticeable bump when compared to last week's miserable showings. Although 'The Simpsons' (0.5) was steady at the start of the night, 'Bless the Harts' (0.4), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.5), and 'Family Guy' (0.6) all gained a tenth. Animated repeats (0.4/0.3) populated the 7pm hour. And the CW had a stable 'Pandora' (0.1) leading into a 'Devils' repeat (0.1). 

Finals Update: 'NFL Overrun' (6.6, +1.9), '60 Minutes' (1.7, +0.5), and a repeat of '60 Minutes' (0.6, +0.1) adjusted up on CBS. Game 6 of the NBA finals (3.2, +1.1) adjusted up while 'NBA Countdown' (0.4, -1.0) and 'Jimmy Kimmel' (0.5, -0.9) adjusted down. On NBC, 'Football Night in America' (0.6, -0.9; 2.0, -1.1) adjusted down while the 'Vikings v. Seahawks' NFL game (4.2, +1.0) adjusted up. A 7pm repeat of 'The Simpsons' (0.3, -0.1) adjusted down on Fox.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun 6.6/4022.87CBS

Football Night In America0.6/32.61NBC

NBA Countdown0.4/32.02ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.3/20.95Fox
7:30 PM2020 NBA Finals Game 63.2/168.29ABC

60 Minutes1.7/912.04CBS

Bob's Burgers (R)0.3/20.97Fox
8 PMFootball Night In America2.0/117.39NBC

The Simpsons0.5/31.36Fox

Pandora0.1/10.38The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Vikings v. Seahawks4.2/2215.08NBC

60 Minutes (R)0.6/35.50CBS

Bless The Harts0.4/21.04Fox
9 PMBob's Burgers0.5/31.26Fox

Devils (R)0.1/10.27The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.6/41.48Fox

10 PMJimmy Kimmel Live!0.5/32.00ABC
(R) = repeat

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