'60 Minutes' is the #3 Program of the Week

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October 9th, 2012

via press release:



Hits Its Highest In-Season Weekly Ranking Since the Week Ending Dec. 18, 2011 and

Draws Its Largest Audience and Best Demographic Deliveries Since Jan. 8, 2012


            Drawing nearly 16 million viewers, 60 MINUTES made the upper half of Nielsen’s Top 10 list at #3 – its highest weekly ranking in season since the week ending Dec. 18, 2011.


America’s most-watched news program delivered 15.96 million viewers to rank #3 in that category.  It also finished at #3 in households (10.0/15), #6 in adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and #8 (tie) in adults 18-49 (3.6/09), according to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings for Sunday, Oct. 7.


It was the program's best deliveries in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Jan. 8, 2012.


Sunday’s 60 MINUTES broadcast contained a Steve Kroft investigation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Lesley’s Stahl’s story about Luxottica, the world’s dominant eyewear company, and a Bob Simon report on the amazing rise from obscurity of Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez.


CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES.

  • RLH

    Are the numbers inflated due to football overrun? 60 Minutes did not air until after 7:30 on the east coast.

  • I’d Rather Watch The Simpsons

    I used to call it “60 Minutes for Seniors” and my girlfriend would get really mad.

    Have you ever tallied the number of commercials during this program that are for prescription medicine and financial portfolio/stock companies?

  • Ralph Hahn

    Not bad for a “60 Minutes” that lacked any “OOMF.” Would YOU watch that program based on the topics covered?

  • Ralph Hahn

    Somehow, I never could see when Bob Simon would do a segment on a rap singer. :)

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