In one of the more clever February “sweeps” stunts, this Sunday’s “60 Minutes” will try to cash in that night’s “Downton Abbey” season-finale ratings by featuring an interview with star Maggie Smith.


Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham (Nick Briggs/AP)

In an interview set to air Sunday at 7 on the CBS newsmagazine (“Downton’s” finale follows at 9 p.m. on PBS), Smith will tell explain why she has never watched an episode of the show, in which she plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

Apparently it would drive her crazy to see all the bits that she wished she’d played differently.

“I will look at it when it’s all over. Maybe,” Smith explains in the interview, CBS News said.