The Dec. 8 Edition of 60 Minutes Delivered the Show’s Largest Adults 25-54 Rating In Nearly 1 Year

By A.J. Katz 

Lifted by what ended up being CBS’ most-watched nationally-televised NFL game in 4 years (28.1 million viewers), 60 Minutes had a very strong broadcast this past Sunday, ratings-wise. The Dec. 8 edition of 60 Minutes delivered the newsmagazine’s 2nd-largest total audience of the 2019-2020 season to-date (13 million viewers). Additionally, 60 Minutes’ Dec. 8 telecast ranked as the No. 1 non-sports program for the week of Dec. 2, and the No.4 across all of TV for the week.

60 Minutes has now finished as the No. 1 non-sports program on television on 5 different occasions this season to-date, a season which is still relatively young.

Not only did last Sunday’s edition of 60 finish No. 1 among all entertainment and news programming, but its performance in the A25-54 demo (2.9 rating) is the largest for the show since Dec. 16 of last year.

This past week’s edition of 60 Minutes featured Scott Pelley’s report on Harvard geneticist George Church, a Bill Whitaker story about the first planned Palestinian city in 1,000 years and Sharyn Alfonsi’s profile of movie star Adam Sandler.