60 MINUTES, CBS
CBS's 60 MINUTES made Nielsen's Top 10 List for the third time in five weeks. The broadcast drew 16.15 million viewers to land at #6 for the week.
The CBS News magazine also finished at #6 in households (10.3/15) and #10 in adults 25-54 (4.6/10), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
Sunday's broadcast featured Steve Kroft's investigation of for-profit hospital chain HMA, Anderson Cooper's interview with North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk and Bob Simon's report on two adventurers who hope to fly their solar-powered plane around the world.
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.