60 Minutes Secures Weekly Ratings Top Spot

CBS’ 60 Minutes found its way to the top of the prime time list in New York, for the week ending October 7. The magazine, on the air since 1968, had an estimated 1.3 million viewers and a 6.9 rating, according to Nielsen.

60 Minutes followed the Broncos and Patriots game Sunday night and in the weekly survey. The NFL game was number two with 1.3 million WCBS viewers and a 6.8 rating.

The previous week’s Monday nighter between the Bears and Cowboys on ESPN was 15th (807,000/4.1).

For the first time this season, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars won the battle with Fox’s X Factor. Dancing cracked the Top 5–twice. The two-hour performance episode was third (1.1 million/5.9), while the result show was fourth (1.1 million/5.5).

X Factor settled for a seventh-place tie (925,000/4.7) and 11th (886,000/4.5).

The Yankees began another World Series run with a fifth-place showing for the ALDS opener on TBS (1 million/5.5).

There’s more from the Top 10 after the jump.

  • New York TV ratings. Week of October 7:
  • Finish Show Network Viewers Rating
    6th CBS News Presidential Debate WCBS 952K 4.9
    *7th Big Bang Theory WCBS 922K 4.7
    *9th NCIS WCBS 910K 4.6
    *9th ABC News Presidential Debate WABC 905K 4.6

    Along with CBS and ABC, NBC registered 14th-best for the week with its coverage of the Presidential Debate (816,000/4.2).