Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020

Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with "60 Minutes" the exception.

"America's Got Talent" on NBC was the most-watched show last week, according to Nielsen company ratings out Tuesday. But the No. 2 slot was claimed by CBS' long-running news...

Tuesday, May. 12, 2020

"60 Minutes" managed to win the week's ratings competition and attract the attention of President Donald Trump on the same week.

With 9.5 million viewers Sunday, "60 Minutes" was easily the week's most-watched primetime program, the Nielsen company said. The newsmagazine has been...

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020

A contentious interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro over the administration's response to the coronavirus helped "60 Minutes" earn the top spot in the ratings for the third time this season. 

The venerable CBS news show drew 9.68 million viewers to edge out three NBC shows: "...

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020

With millions of Americans homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's little surprise they're curious about what's going on in the world.

News programs reached more people than they had in years and, in one case, notched its biggest average audience ever, the Nielsen company said...

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020

Reflecting a hunger for information about the coronavirus outbreak, last Thursday's episode of ABC's "World News Tonight" had more viewers than anything that aired in television's primetime last week.

That edition of the David Muir-anchored broadcast reached 10.8 million viewers, slightly...

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020

There's only one television show that can stand atop the weekly ratings and say it did the same thing more than 40 years ago.

That's CBS' venerable newsmagazine "60 Minutes," which was the week's most popular show with an episode that led with Dr. Jon LaPook talking about the coronavirus...

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020

For the second straight week, politics was the dominant force in primetime television.

CBS News' coverage of the Democratic presidential debate from South Carolina last week was easily the most-watched event on television, with 15.34 million viewers. The newsmagazine "60 Minutes," which...

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a primetime football game.

Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS’ strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Fired FBI acting director Andrew McCabe’s headline-making interview on CBS’ news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well.

The program ranked as the third most-watched last week with 9.7 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday.

Viewership was...

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

President Trump reached 11.7 million viewers for his “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday — or just over half the audience that Stormy Daniels had on the CBS newsmagazine last spring.

Daniels, the porn star who alleged an affair with Trump before he became president, drew 22.1 million for her...

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