Sunday TV Ratings 10/18/20: Supermarket Sweep Premieres Strong as Millionaire and Card Sharks Struggle, NFL Sunday Night Football Drops vs. Final MLB NLCS Game (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Hosted by SNL alumni Leslie Jones, ABC's reboot of 60's game show 'Supermarket Sweep' (1.0) got off to a roaring start. Few non-sports broadcasts are even able to cross the 1.0 A18-49 threshold these days, meaning this incarnation of 'Sweep' is currently in very good shape. Unfortunately for the alphabet network, the programs surrounding 'Sweep' did not perform nearly as well. 9pm lead-out 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' (0.6) started well below the 0.8s and 0.9s it was garnering in the early summer months but still a notch above its low-point (0.5). 10pm game show 'Card Sharks' (0.4) began in even more dire territory, creating a new series low after being off the air for fourteen months. 'AFV' (0.5) began its season in soft fashion, falling three-tenths behind last year's premiere in the 7pm hour.

Fox's 'Animation Domination' block took the night off as game 7 of the NLCS took its place (1.9). The game got significantly more help than usual thanks to NFL Overrun (4.6) and 'The OT' (3.1). NBC had 'Football Night in America' (1.5/2.8) and the 'Rams v. 49ers' NFL game (2.8). CBS went with an original '60 Minutes' (0.8), 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (0.5) and a repeat of 'Mom' (0.3). The CW was steady with 'Pandora' (0.1) but got absolutely no mileage out of a pair of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' encores (0.0/0.0). 

Finals Update: On Fox, 'NFL Overrun' (6.1, +1.5), The OT (3.2, +0.1), and NLCS game 7 (2.9, +1.0) all adjusted up. NBC's 'Football Night in America' (1.2, -0.3; 2.1, -0.7) adjusted down while their NFL game (3.7, +0.9) adjusted up. CBS's '60 Minutes' (0.9, +0.1) adjusted up while a repeat of 'Mom' (0.2, -0.1) adjusted down. The season premiere of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.6, +0.1) adjusted up on ABC, as did a 9:30pm repeat of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.1, +0.1) on the CW. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun6.1/3922.31Fox 

Football Night in America1.2/74.09NBC

60 Minutes0.9/59.10CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (P)0.6/34.46ABC
7:30 PMThe OT3.2/1910.62Fox
8 PMMLB NLCS: Braves v. Dodgers2.9/169.66Fox

Football Night in America2.1/137.15NBC

Supermarket Sweep (Series Premiere)1.0/64.90ABC

Ferris Bueller's Day Off0.5/32.71CBS

Pandora0.1/00.37The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Rams v. 49ers3.7/2112.60NBC
9 PMWho Wants to Be a Millionaire? (P)0.6/43.96ABC

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.0/00.29The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/00.41The CW
10 PMCard Sharks (P)0.4/32.71ABC

Mom (R)0.2/21.43CBS
(R) = repeat
(P) = premiere

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