• Category: Ratings

'60 Minutes' Is The Week's #1 Non-Sports Program

Lesley Stahl’s interview of the President-elect Donald Trump and his family in their first post-election television interview drew a season-high 20 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 13. 60 MINUTES delivered more viewers this week than any other non-sports program.

The high ratings were the best for the program in viewers and key demos since Jan. 17, 2016 and made 60 MINUTES Nielsen’s #2 program in viewers overall and the #1 non-sports program of the week.

The broadcast made the Top 10 at #5 in adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and tied for #6 in adults 18-49 (3.4/10), both season-high deliveries in those measurements.  Watch the interview online.

Sunday’s audience was 60 MINUTES’s second largest since November 2008, when President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama appeared on the program in their first post-election interview.

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