Sunday TV Ratings: '60 Minutes' & 'American Idol' Split the Night

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With interest in the COVID-19 understandably at a high, it's no surprise CBS' newsmagazine 60 Minutes, which had a story on how U.S. health officials and hospitals are dealing with the virus, was on top in total viewers for Sunday primetime television. A total of 10.27 million viewers tuned in to the episode.

In the 18-49 demo, it was music that viewers were after with ABC's American Idol grabbing a 1.3 rating to be #1 in the demo for the night. Viewership was steady with previous weeks with 7.48 million total viewers.

Here's the breakdown for Sunday, March 15, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time ShowAdults 18-49 ratingsTotal Viewers (millions)
7:00 p.m.60 Minutes (CBS)1.010.27
America’s Funniest Home Videos – R (ABC)0.86.19
The Masked Singer- R (Fox)0.31.32
The Wall (NBC)0.63.27
8 p.m.American Idol (ABC) 1.37.48
The Simpsons (Fox) 0.61.68
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.66.02
Little Big Shots (NBC)0.42.65
Batwoman (CW) 0.2783,000
8:30 p.m.Duncanville (Fox) 0.41.19
9 p.m.Bob’s Burgers (Fox)0.61.56
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)0.66.32
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)0.41.98
Supergirl  (CW)0.2663,000
9:30 p.m.Family Guy (Fox)0.61.70
10 p.m.The Rookie (ABC)0.85.14
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)0.65.89
Good Girls (NBC)0.41.84