One day after Donald Trump formally announced Mike Pence as his running mate and one day before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland, 60 Minutes (0.8/3) snagged the first sit-down with the former Celebrity Apprentice host and the Indiana governor. But despite the big get for the veteran CBS News magazine show, it didn’t result in a ratings uptick as the new political best pals discussed topics in a nearly half-hour interview with Lesley Stahl including the attempted coup in Turkey, racial violence, negative campaigning and of course Hillary Clinton.
On a less competitive night than last Sunday, which had Olympic trials and the U.S. Women’s Open, 60 Minutes was even with its July 10 show in adults 18-49. The news mag did see a viewership rise of 7% over last week, which made it again the most-watched show of the night.
Up a tenth from the past week’s final numbers, Big Brother (1.8/7) was the night’s top-rated show in the key demo. However, Sunday belonged to ABC and its 1.2/5 rating and 5.95 million total viewers — ahead of second place CBS’ 0.8/3 and 4.80 million.
The overall win for the Disney-owned net came from the almost full block of programming it put on with Celebrity Family Feud (1.5/6), The $100,000 Pyramid (1.4/5) and Match Game (1.2/5). The first show was even with its July 10 airing, the second was down a tenth, and Match Game was also the same as last week. It was also the first time that CFF topped $100,000 among 18-49s.
NBC, Fox and the CW were all repeats last night.
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