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Primetime Ratings Sunday: CBS on Top With Oprah’s Royals Interview

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sit down with Oprah Winfrey in 'Oprah With Meghan and Harry'
(Image credit: Joe Pugliese)

Oprah Winfrey’s sit-down with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, did a heavy rating Sunday on CBS. CBS won the night with a 1.7 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 10 share. In a distant second was ABC at 0.6/4. 

60 Minutes got a 0.8 on CBS and Oprah with Meghan and Harry did a noisy 2.6 across two hours. An Equalizer rerun wrapped up prime. 

ABC had America’s Funniest Home Videos at 0.6 and two hours of American Idol at 0.8. Who Wants to be a Millionaire rated a 0.4. 

Fox got a 0.4/2. Cherries Wild and Bless the Harts both got a 0.3. The Simpsons and The Great North both scored a 0.4. Bob’s Burgers tallied a 0.5 and Family Guy a 0.4. 

NBC and Telemundo both notched a 0.3/2. On NBC, a rerun of The Voice led into Ellen’s Game of Games at 0.3. The season premiere of Good Girls got a 0.4. 

On Telemundo, Exatlon Estados Unidos did a 0.3 and 0.4 across two hours. Movie Poseidon followed. 

Univision got a 0.2/1. Aqui y Ahora led off prime. Film Ladrones followed, then Liga MX soccer. 

The CW got a 0.1/0. The Critics’ Choice Awards took up prime. Last year’s event got a 0.2. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.