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[10/17/17 - 08:55 AM]
"60 Minutes" Edition That Moved Congress and the President Makes the Nielsen Top 5
CBS News spins the numbers for Sunday, October 15.

[via press release from CBS]

"60 MINUTES" EDITION THAT MOVED CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT MAKES THE NIELSEN TOP 5

60 MINUTES, featuring an impactful investigation on the opioid epidemic jointly reported with The Washington Post, was America's #5 program of the week according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Oct. 15. The CBS newsmagazine drew 13.34 million viewers Sunday and was a significant driver of the news cycle in Washington yesterday, prompting responses from members of Congress and President Trump.

Compared to the same night last year, 60 MINUTES was up +68% in adults 25-54, +92% in adults 18-49 and +28% in viewers. 60 MINUTES was the night's #1 non-sports program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

In the wake of the joint 60 MINUTES/The Washington Post investigation reported for 60 MINUTES by Bill Whitaker, Rep. Tom Marino (R. PA) withdrew his name from consideration as America's drug czar. A number of Democrats and at least one Republican are calling for modification or outright repeal of the law he shepherded through Congress, which undercuts the DEA's ability to take action against the drug industry. The law and how it was passed was a central tenet of the joint investigation. Watch the double-length story.

At a news conference, President Trump said he had watched the 60 MINUTES story, and when asked if he would declare a state of emergency on the opioid drug epidemic, he said he would "next week."

The other story, which saw much social media activity, was about Shon Hopwood, a bank robber turned legal whiz, who had one of his cases argued in the U.S. Supreme Court and is now a law professor at Georgetown University. The story was reported by Steve Kroft, who said Hopwood was "one of the best characters in decades" on 60 MINUTES. Watch it.

Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America's # 1 news program.

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