60 MINUTES Draws 10.44 Million Viewers
60 Minutes has made the Top 10 again, marking the fifth time over six broadcasts that the CBS newsmagazine finished among the week's top programs. The program drew 10.44 million viewers to place #7 for the week, according to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings for April 27, 2014.
The broadcast was Sunday night's #1 program.
60 Minutes featured a double-length Lesley Stahl report on the state of the scandal-plagued U.S. land-based nuclear missile command and a Bob Simon story on a Briton who helped save hundreds of mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII.
CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America's #1 news program.
"60 Minutes," the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 44th season on Sept. 25, 2011. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2011, regularly making Nielsen's Top 10. Over the 2010-2011 season, "60 Minutes" continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 13.36 million viewers per week - a 1 percent increase over last season, more than twice the audiences of its network news magazine competitors and more than five million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast. The average audience for a "60 Minutes" broadcast still dwarfs the biggest audiences drawn by cable news programs.