While the real drama took place the prior Sunday, “60 Minutes” devoted its entire show (plus a few minutes with Andy Rooney) this past Sunday to Steve Kroft‘s interview with Pres. Obama, as the president explained the operation which lead to the death of Osama Bin Laden.
The hour drew 14.1 million Total Viewers, making it the most-watched TV show of the night and the 7th most-watched of the week. CBS points out that the Mother’s Day broadcast was watched in daylight in most of the country, and saw big increases compared to the Mother’s Day 2010 broadcast — up +29% in Total Viewers and +55% in A25-54 viewers.
Kroft’s interview was conducted at the White House on May 4, three days after the raid, as well as in New York City on May 5 as the president visited an FDNY firehouse.
Just as a point of comparison, how does this stack up against Saturday’s Kentucky Derby? Here’s the answer.