"60 MINUTES" IN TOP 10 FOR EIGHTH WEEK IN A ROW
The streak continues for 60 MINUTES. America's most-watched news program made Nielsen's Top 10 List for the eighth time in a row, drawing 11.4 million viewers to land at #6. It is the ninth time in 12 weeks that the CBS newsmagazine has finished among Nielsen's top 10 primetime broadcasts.
60 MINUTES also made the list in households, scoring a 7.2/12, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Dec. 14, 2014. The program tied at #6 with the CBS drama BLUE BLOODS and NBC's "The Voice Tuesday."
Compared to last year, 60 MINUTES was up +9% in households, +7% in adults 18-49, +10% in viewers and even in adults 25-54.
Sunday's 60 MINUTES featured Scott Pelley's investigation of the way insurance companies deal with the severely mentally ill, a Bob Simon report on life inside the besieged Syrian city of Homs and Anderson Cooper's story on meditation.
CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America's #1 news program.