Primetime Ratings: Vick Interview a Winner For ‘60 Minutes’

ABC's 'Shark Tank' rises

60 Minutes’ interview with Michael Vick, who is one step closer to returning to NFL action after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, was a big ratings draw for CBS.  The show attracted 12.1 million viewers and earned a 2.6/9 rating Sunday night. The audience total was 3 million higher than last week’s show.

The runner-up to 60 Minutes in the opening hour of primetime was a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC, which earned a 1.4/5 and had less than half the viewer total of 60 Minutes, with 5.8 million tuning in. Reruns of ‘Til Death (0.8/3) and The Simpsons (1.3/4) gave Fox a 1.0/4 for the hour. NBC came in at 0.8/3 for Merlin. The CW’s Easy Money pulled a 0.2/1.

CBS stayed in the lead at 8 with a 2.7/9 for Big Brother, though it lost more than 3 million of its lead-in audience with a 9 million viewer total. Fox moved up to second with a 2.3/7 for reruns of The Simpsons (2.2/7) and Family Guy (2.4/7).  ABC’s Who Wants To Be a Millionaire got a 1.5/5, on par with last Sunday's premiere. A second episode of Merlin scored a 0.9/3 for NBC. The CW was fifth at 0.4/1 with the first hour of its Sunday night movie, Disturbing Behavior.  

Fox moved into first place at 9 with back-to-back reruns of Family Guy pulling a 2.4/7. ABC’s Shark Tank was next at 1.8/5, which rose from last week’s 1.3/4 for its premiere. There Goes the Neighborhood on CBS came in at 1.5/4, a step lower than last week’s premiere (1.6/4).  A Saturday Night Live rerun on NBC drew a 0.8/2. The CW was fifth at 0.4/1 for the second hour of Disturbing Behavior.

In the 10 p.m. hour, CBS and NBC tied at 1.1/3. CBS aired a rerun of Cold Case, NBC countered with a second hour of SNL. Defying Gravity on ABC pulled in at 0.8/2.

For the night CBS was first at 2.0/6 with 7.8 million total viewers.  Fox was just behind at 1.9/6.  ABC finished third with a 1.4/4.  NBC was next at 0.9/3.  The CW finished fifth with a 0.3/1.