CBS's 60 MINUTES Makes Top 5 for Third Time in Four Weeks
60 MINUTES broke Nielsen's Top 5 for the third time in four weeks. The CBS News magazine finished at #3 with 15.09 million viewers, the most since Nov. 27, 2016, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 5. 60 MINUTES was the Sunday's #1 prime program in viewers.
The CBS newsmagazine also made Nielsen's Top 10 broadcasts in the key demos, claiming the #7 slot in adults 18-49 (2.5/08) and #8 in adults 25-54 (3.4/09). Compared to the same night last year, 60 MINUTES was up +6% in adults 25-54, +4% in adults 18-49 and +7% in viewers.
Sunday's 60 MINUTES featured Steve Kroft's report on the conditions of Puerto Rico after the hurricane, Jon Wertheim's story about a luxury residential tower that's sinking in San Francisco and Scott Pelley's profile of 12-year-old British musical prodigy Alma Deutscher,
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.
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