CBS's 60 MINUTES Makes Top 10 for Fifth Time in 7 Weeks
60 MINUTES made the Top 10 again, for the second straight week and fifth time in seven weeks. The CBS newsmagazine drew 11.3 million viewers to finish at #8, according Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 12. 60 MINUTES was the Sunday's #1 non-sports prime program in viewers.
Sunday's 60 MINUTES featured Bill Whitaker's two-part investigation into the worst friendly fire incident for U.S. troops in 16 years of war in Afghanistan and an interview with Olympic gymnastics star Aly Raisman, who told Dr. Jon LaPook she had been abused by the U.S. team doctor.
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 49th season in September 2016. 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 2016, making Nielsen's Top 10 nearly every week. Over the 2015-2016 season, 60 MINUTES continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 12.3 million viewers per week - almost twice the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor and three 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.