'60 Minutes' is #2 For the Week, Its Highest Weekly in-Season Ranking Since December 2011

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October 23rd, 2012

via press release:

60 Minutes” IS #2 FOR THE WEEK, ITS HIGHEST WEEKLY IN-SEASON RANKING SINCE DECEMBER 2011

 

America’s #1 News Program Draws the Top

Non-Sports Primetime Audience of the Week

 

More Americans watched 60 Minutes last week than any other primetime non-sports program. The broadcast drew 15.86 million viewers to finish at #2, behind only Sunday night’s NFL game coverage – the program’s highest weekly ranking in the Nielsen Top 10 since the week ending Dec. 18, 2011.

 

60 Minutes also finished at #2 in households, scoring a 10.0/15 in that measurement, according to Nielsen Live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Oct. 21.

 

America’s #1 news program has made Nielsen’s Top 10 list twice in the past three weeks.

 

Sunday’s broadcast featured Steve Kroft’s report on the medical marijuana boom in Colorado, Anderson Cooper’s interview with the former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith and an interview with Steven Spielberg by Lesley Stahl.

 

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

 
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