Fresh CBS posts Sunday win


New episodes of "60 Minutes" and "Big Brother" helped give CBS the win in a repeat-heavy Sunday night in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demo.

The newsmagazine was the most-watched program of the night in total viewers, while the reality series won in the demo.

"60 Minutes" averaged 7.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating/5 share in the demo, winning the hour in total viewers, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research. A repeat of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.9 million, 1.4/5) won the time period in the demo.

"Big Brother" drew 6.4 million viewers and a 2.3/7, winning the 8 p.m. hour in the demo, though the show was off by 8% compared with the same date a year ago.

NBC aired a two-hour edition of "Dateline" (5.8 million, 1.4/5) from 7-9 p.m., which won the 8 p.m. hour (6.9 million, 1.7/6) in total viewers.

An encore airing of theatrical "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" on Fox averaged 3.8 million viewers and a 1.5/5 in the demo from 7-10 p.m.

A repeat of CBS' "Cold Case" (7.3 million, 1.8/5) won the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers but was edged out by the last hour of "Lost World" (4.7 million, 1.9/5) in the demo.

At 10 p.m., a repeat of "Without a Trace" (6.4 million, 1.7/5) won the hour in total viewers, while a repeat of NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" (6.2 million, 1.9/6) took the demo.

Nightly averages: CBS (7 million, 1.8/6), NBC (5.9 million, 1.5/5), ABC (4 million, 1.3/4), Fox (3.8 million, 1.5/5), the CW (1.4 million, 0.5/2).