Both ABC and CBS had sit-downs with President Obama Sunday evening, and the ratings show he still pulls in the viewers a year after being elected.
CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which was assisted by an NFL lead-in, drew a season high 16.24 million total viewers Sunday night, when the program’s interview with Steve Kroft aired.
Later that evening, Oprah hosted “Christmas at the White House” with President Obama and the First Lady at 10pmET. That show drew 11.8 million total viewers, the best number for ABC in that time-slot since the Adam Lambert AMA incident.
Those numbers are certainly high, but, even so, neither program topped “Sunday Night Football” and Politico’s Michael Calderone points out that the “60 Minutes” sit-down in November of ’08 drew a massive 25.1 million viewers.