’60 Minutes’ Has Best Night in Two Years

By Chris Ariens 

WardLions“60 Minutes” had its most-watched show in two years Sunday. The CBS News magazine averaged 18.4 million viewers, the most since December 2012, finishing at No. 3 for the week. “60” had a very strong lead-in from the Packers-Patriots game which averaged 30.9 million viewers.

The game was the most-watched Sunday game of the 2014 season and the most-watched Sunday regular-season game on any network in six years (33.8 million; New England-Indianapolis on CBS; Nov. 4, 2007).

Sunday’s “60 Minutes” featured Scott Pelley’s report on the World Food Programme, Bill Whitaker’s story on hackers stealing credit card numbers, and Clarissa Ward’s (above) reporting from Africa on the fate of petting zoo lions when they grow — which included the  use of a drone to capture magnificent video of lions in the wild and the so-called lion whisperer.

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