Sunday TV Ratings 10/25/20: 60 Minutes Soars while Scream Stumbles Behind It, ABC Game Shows Slip, World Series Steady (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Despite President Trump's '60 Minutes' interview with Lesley Stahl leaking days beforehand, the CBS newsmagazine posted a mammoth 2.4 A18-49 rating and soared to a new season high by a wide margin. Although it did have substantial help from its 'NFL Overrun' (3.6) lead-in, 'Minutes' retained a much larger portion of the football audience than usual. A repeat of comedy 'The Neighborhood' (1.1) was the direct lead-out to '60 Minutes' and posted a number higher than 95% of its original broadcasts from fall 2019 and spring 2020. There was significant ratings erosion from there as a broadcast of the 1996 film 'Scream' (0.4) lost most of the 'Neighborhood' audience at 9pm. 

ABC's 'Supermarket Sweep' (0.8) shed two-tenths from last week's premiere even as 7pm lead-in 'AFV' (0.7) inched up from its week-ago debut. This still puts 'Sweep' in respectable territory but it'll have to stop its slide if it wants to continue being a valuable player. 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' (0.5) and 'Card Sharks' (0.3) similarly lost a tenth apiece from their last outings. NBC won the night overall with its showing of the 'Buccaneers v Raiders' NFL game (3.6) alongside 'Football Night in America' (1.8/3.0). Fox had game 5 of the 'World Series' (1.7) and a World Series pregame (1.8). The game was steady with game 4 from Saturday. The CW's 'Pandora' (0.1) held even and led into encores of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.1/0.1).

Finals Update: Supermarket Sweep (+0.1), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (+0.1), NFL Overrun (+2.5), 60 Minutes (+0.1), Sunday Night Football (+0.7) and World Series Game 5 (+0.9) adjusted up. Football Night In America (-0.4, -0.8), Pandora (-0.1), World Series Pregame (-0.8) and the repeat of The Neighborhood (-0.4) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun6.1/3522.90CBS

Football Night In America1.4/84.59NBC

World Series Pregame1.0/63.71Fox

America's Funniest Home Videos0.7/44.78ABC
7:30 PM60 Minutes2.5/1317.40CBS
8 PMFootball Night In America2.2/137.22NBC

2020 World Series Game 52.6/1410.06Fox

Supermarket Sweep0.9/53.68ABC

Pandora0.0/00.28The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Buccaneers v. Raiders4.3/2414.31NBC

The Neighborhood (R)0.7/44.74CBS
9 PMWho Wants to Be a Millionaire?0.6/33.56ABC


Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/00.43The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.59The CW
10 PMCard Sharks0.3/22.31ABC
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