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via press release:

CBS NEWS PROGRAMMING REACHES 50.8 MILLION VIEWERS

CBS News’ broadcasts combined were watched by 50.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen most current ratings for the week ending April 12.

 

The week marked FACE THE NATION anchor Bob Schieffer announcing on air that CBS News Political Director John Dickerson would become the anchor of the broadcast this summer. A week earlier, Schieffer said he would retire.

Elsewhere last week, correspondent Debora Patta took viewers to the site of an attack on a college in Kenya; Julianna Goldman reported the latest on the fallout from a retracted Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape on the University of Virginia campus; Michelle Miller reported on one man’s efforts to create the Whitney Plantation Museum in Louisiana; Steve Kroft explored the impact the computer hacking at Sony would have on corporate America; and Dean Reynolds reported on Shinola, a high-end products maker based in Detroit.

 

In case you missed it, below is a recap of how CBS News broadcasts performed last week:

 

·         60 MINUTES was the #1 broadcast on Sunday night and finished #7 overall for the week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 12.

 

  • CBS THIS MORNING delivered 3.53 million viewers, up +15% from the same week the year before, and was the only network morning newscast to post year-to-year gains in adults 25-54 (+13%), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 10.

 

·         FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program with viewers (3.25m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 12.

 

  • The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY posted year-to-year gains in viewers, up +7% to 6.83 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 10.

 

  • CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD remained the #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 12.

 

·         48 HOURS: “Death After Midnight” was Saturday’s #1 broadcast with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 11.

 

  • CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY was up +25% in adults 25-54 and up +14% in viewers, to be the only network Saturday morning news broadcast to gain in either category, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 11.
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