Ratings: Tom Selleck's Jesse Stone Ices the Competition
Tom Selleck with Leslie Hope, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
Sunday's ratings summary:
60 Minutes topped the hour with 14.12 million total viewers, besting the conclusion of Fox's NASCAR coverage (10.52 mil, No. 1 in demos). SNL: The Best of Tracy Morgan placed fourth (behind ABC's videos show), with three mil.
Extreme Makeover (10.96 million viewers) just barely edged out The Amazing Race (10.75 mil). SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell improved on Tracy's highlights reel, delivering 5.63 mil.
In the three-way competition between two-hour "events," CBS' Jesse Stone: Thin Ice placed first - and was the night's most watched program - with 15.13 million viewers. That marks a 16 percent increase over the mystery series' previous installment. Brothers & Sisters (ahem) "came to life" with nearly 12 million viewers, a 27 percent surge over its last outing.
The second cycle of Celebrity Apprentice premiered to 8.8 mil, an 18 percent plunge from the first season's opener. Maybe next time, the Donald should promise a "shocking death"?