’60 Minutes’ is #6 Show For the Week


By Chris Ariens Comment

Venerable CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” was the sixth most-watched TV show of the week last week. Topped only by singing shows, dancing shows and “NCIS,” “60” drew almost 13 million viewers and was Sunday’s #1 show households and viewers.

The broadcast drew 12.96 million viewers and scored a household 8.3 rating/14 share. The show included Steve Kroft’s report on the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Kroft’s sixth report on the financial crisis since its early days in Sept. 2008. Also, Bob Simon reported on the exodus of Palestinian Christians from the Holy Land, and Armen Keteyian had a story on sunken treasure discovered off Key West.