CBS posted a rare win on Sunday, even though the Survivor finale wasn’t as heavily watched as it has been in years past. The 23rd edition of the show earned a 4.0 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, down 2 percent from last year and one of the franchise’s lowest-rated finales, according to early results.
The reunion special dropped to a 3.2/8 — down 6 percent from last fall’s reunion. The results will likely change in the afternoon and NBC, as usual will probably win.
Anyway, 60 Minutes had a good turnout (4.4/12), though it was buoyed, in part, by an NFL overrun (which earned a whopping 8.0/23). The news magazine was up 47 percent versus last week and earned 18.7 million viewers. Survivor and the reunion special attracted 13 million and 10 million, respectively.
Other than the Baltimore/San Diego game on NBC (5.2/13), ABC and Fox aired reruns on Sunday. That was an original of Allen Gregory on Fox, though it didn’t make much difference: The show only earned a 1.5/4 in the demo.
Bottom line: CBS won the night in adults 18-49 (4.5/11) and viewers (15.8 million). NBC was second with 4.3/11 and 11.7 million.