CBS Sunday Morning Sees Best May Sweep Since 1987

By A.J. Katz 

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The sun continues to shine on CBS Sunday Morning. The long-running Sunday news program delivered its largest May sweep audience since the advent of the Nielsen People Meter in 1987. The Charles Osgood-hosted Sunday Morning, which launched on CBS in 1979, averaged 5.92 million viewers (up +3 percent from last year) and a 1.3 rating in adults 25-54. That’s No. 1 in both categories among the Sunday morning newscasts.

Expanding outside of the May 2016 sweep period, the 90-minute program delivered its second most-watched season in 28 years (6.05 million viewers) and the third consecutive season with audiences of 6 million or larger. Executive produced by Rand Morrison, Sunday Morning finished its 13th consecutive season as TV’s most-watched Sunday morning news program.