Obama Gives 60 Minutes Best Ratings of ’09

By SteveK 

Steve Kroft’s interview with President Barack Obama gave 60 Minutes its best ratings since December 14.

The program, also helped by a lead-in of NCAA basketball, averaged 17.04 million Total Viewers — good enough for 4th on Nielsen’s weekly top 10 list. It was also #4 in households.

Compared to the same week last year, 60 Minutes was up 48% in viewers and 42% in households. This was the seventh time 60 Minutes has finished in the top-five weekly programs this season.

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