Weekend TV's Big Winners: On Friday, a new episode of CBS' Ghost Whisperer (10.3 million viewers, per Nielsen estimates) dominated in total viewers and the 18-49 demo.
On Sunday, success was reserved for anything that featured a football, or aired after a show featuring a football. This includes Fox's prime-time postgame show (11.5 million viewers), Fox's post-postgame offering of The Simpsons (6.5 million—tops among the network's night of 'toon reruns) and NBC's Sunday Night Football (night-best 16.1 million from 8-11 p.m.). CBS' football-free 60 Minutes (13.1 million) was down from last week (when it was boosted by football, natch) but still decent.
The Regis Philbin Effect? Also on Sunday, CBS' Million Dollar Password (9.5 million) put up solid total-viewer numbers but continued to repel the 18-49 set. Among the big four networks, only a Desperate Housewives rerun on ABC drew a lower rating in the demo.
Is It True That Nobody Watches Those Jericho Reruns on the CW? No. Approximately 894,000 got their channel-changers stuck on last night's episode.