CBS's 60 MINUTES Makes Top 10 for Third Straight Week
60 MINUTES made the top 10 for the third straight week and sixth time in eight weeks. The CBS newsmagazine drew 11.47 million viewers to finish at #7, according Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 19. 60 MINUTES was Sunday's #1 non-sports prime program in viewers.
Sunday's 60 MINUTES featured Scott Pelley's report on people starving and displaced by the civil war in Yemen; Anderson Cooper's story about NASA's Voyager space probes; and Jon Wertheim's report from Chapeco, Brazil, which lost nearly its entire professional soccer team in a plane crash.
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.