Lesley Stahl (Jokingly) Explains Hand Injury

By Chris Ariens 

CBS’s 60 Minutes was a top 5 show again Sunday night.

15.1 million viewers watched Steve Kroft’s report on the conditions of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Jon Wertheim’s story about a luxury residential tower that’s sinking in San Francisco and Scott Pelley’s profile of 12-year-old British musical prodigy Alma Deutscher.

That’s the most-watched show in nearly a year, since the Nov. 27, 2016 episode.

Sunday’s show was No. 7 for the week in the A18-49 demo (2.5, up +7 percent vs. last year) and was No. 8 in the A25-54 demo (3.4, up +6 percent vs. last year).

Over on another CBS program, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 60 Minutes ep Jeff Fager and correspondent Lesley Stahl were on last night to talk about the show’s 50th anniversary season. Stahl talked about the competitive nature of being a 60 Minutes correspondent, joking that that’s what led to her hand injury. (She actually fell a few weeks ago and broke a bone. She’s nearly healed, we hear.)