via press release:
“60 MINUTES” IN TOP 10 FOR THE SEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK – LONGEST STREAK IN NEARLY SIX YEARS
60 MINUTES is in the Top 10 again, where it has finished for seven straight weeks – its longest in-season streak on the weekly list since January 2009. So far, the CBS newsmagazine has finished among Americans’ most-watched primetime broadcasts in all but three of the weeks of the 2014-2015 season, making Nielsen’s Top 10 List eight out of the past 11 weeks.
Sunday’s 60 MINUTES drew 11.5 million viewers to finish at #6, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Dec. 7. It also made the top 10 list in households at #5, with a 7.2/12.
The program featured a Lesley Stahl investigation of toxic coal ash waste in North Carolina, a segment about a billionaire’s unconventional approach to fighting cancer reported by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Bill Whitaker’s story about the Italian medieval city that gave the world the Stradivarius violin.
CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.