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Ratings: News magazines and 'Big Brother' top weekend

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It was another sleepy TV weekend as 60 Minutes (7.1 million viewers) and Big Brother 11 (6.2 million) helped CBS win the Sunday ratings race — averaging a mere 6.2 million viewers for the night. The Eye network took Friday night as well thanks to reruns of Ghost Whisperer (4.3 million) and Flashpoint (4.6 million), while Dateline: NBC (5.2 million) beat ABC’s 20/20 (4 million) in the battle of the 10 p.m. news magazines. On Saturday, burnoffs of NBC’s Kings (1.8 million) and ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money (1.8 million) struck out, while Fox scored with Cops (4.5 million) and America’s Most Wanted (4.6 million).

Here, a look at Sunday’s lineup:

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS)

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Dateline: NBC (NBC)

Til Death (Fox)

Easy Money (The CW)


5.3 (repeat)


1.5 (repeat)


7:30 p.m. American Dad (Fox) 1.7 (repeat)
8 p.m. Big Brother 11 (CBS)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

Merlin (NBC)

Zoom (Fox)

The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (The CW)


5.2 (repeat)




9 p.m. Cold Case (CBS)

The Storm (NBC)

5.4 (repeat)


10 p.m. Without a Trace (CBS)

Desperate Housewives (ABC)

6.0 (repeat)

2.5 (repeat)