With NCAA Tournament Lead-In 60 Minutes Draws 10 Million Viewers

By Chris Ariens 

According to Nielsen overnight ratings, last night’s 60 Minutes is on pace to finish with 10 million viewers, which would make it one of the most-watched episodes of 2018.

The show started 37 minutes late, due to NCAA Tournament coverage. Final ratings will be out tomorrow. Last night’s show featured Sharyn Alfonsi‘s segment with student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting as well as Norah O’Donnell‘s 2-part report on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to modernize Saudi Arabia.

A CBS source tells TVNewser the network is planning to broadcast Anderson Cooper‘s interview with Stormy Daniels on this Sunday’s show.


President Trump’s lawyers are seeking $20 million from Daniels if she talks about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump. They claim it would be a violation of a non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2016. Daniels’s attorney argues that, since Trump did not also sign the NDA, it is not valid.