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11.19.2019

“60 MINUTES” DRAWS MOST VIEWERS IN NEARLY A YEAR AND IS THE #3 PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK, TOP NON-SPORTS PROGRAM

Broadcast Also Makes the Top 10 List in Key Demos

60 MINUTES drew its largest audience in nearly a year (since Dec. 16, 2018), landing at #3 on Nielsen’s top 10 list. The CBS newsmagazine attracted 13.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 17 – enough to also take the week’s most-viewed non-sports program title.

The broadcast also made the top 10 in the key demos, tied for #6 in both measurements, delivering a 2.8/09 in adults 25-54 and 2.0/08 in adults 18-49.

It was the sixth time in eight weeks that 60 MINUTES made the Nielsen top 10.

Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured Scott Pelley’s report on controversial red flag gun laws, a story about the bonanza of metals essential for high tech found on the ocean floor from Bill Whitaker, and a Lesley Stahl report on how Sesame Street partnered with the International Rescue Committee to help refugees in the Middle East.

Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s most-watched news program.

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