'60 Minutes' is #3 For the Week

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November 6th, 2012

via press release:

60 Minutes” IS #3 FOR THE WEEK


America’s #1 News Program Draws More Than 16 Million Viewers For

Its Largest Audience Since January


Sunday’s 60 Minutes audience was its largest since last January, boosting the broadcast into the upper half of Nielsen’s Top 10 List. The program drew 16.30 million viewers to finish at #3 for the week – the third time in six weeks that 60 Minutes has finished at #3 or higher.


60 Minutes also finished at #3 in households (tied), scoring a 10.2/15 in that measurement, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 4.  It was the program’s best delivery in viewers and households since Jan. 8, 2012.


Sunday’s broadcast featured Steve Kroft’s report on the partisan gridlock in the U.S. Senate, Morley Safer’s interview with historian/author David McCullough and Scott Pelley’s profile of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.


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

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