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’60 Minutes’ #3 Show for the Week with 16M Viewers

Sunday’s “60 Minutes” had its largest audience since January, drawing 16.3 million viewers to finish at # 3 for the week. The show, with the New York Giants – Pittsburgh Steelers lead-in finished at #3 in households with a 10.2/15 in that measurement. It was the program’s best delivery in viewers and households since January 8, 2012.

Sunday’s broadcast featured Steve Kroft’s report on the partisan gridlock in the U.S. Senate, part I of Morley Safer’s interview with historian/author David McCullough (part II is next Sunday) and Scott Pelley’s profile of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Steve Kroft on his Interview with Senate Leaders: ‘They Didn’t Answer Almost Any Questions’

Who had the harder interview tonight on “60 Minutes?” Scott Pelley during his profile of NFL MVP Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — we learned he’s quite sensitive about his height, and doesn’t want to talk much about the bounty scandal — or Steve Kroft who sat down with Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY)? If you ask Kroft, he did. Exasperating is one way to put it. Here’s Kroft talking about it in “60 Minutes Overtime.”

NESN Announcer Jerry Remy Fighting Pneumonia

Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy will miss his sixth consecutive game Monday night due to illness.

“Doctor just confirmed I have a bit of pneumonia,” Remy tweeted. “Suggested we get it under control before doing (the) Red Sox game. It’s day by day I guess.”

Peter Gammons, Dennis Eckersley and Rick Dempsey have all filled in for Remy on the NESN broadcasts.

 

 

A reminder that the British media play by different rules

Imagine if Deadspin had run pictures of a married football player’s genitals alongside the name of the woman who had received those pictures – but didn’t print the player’s name because they were forbidden by law. It’s an odd scenario that seems impossible in the United States, but is somehow within the realm of possibility in Great Britain, where the latest soccer philandering scandal has resulted in the woman, Imogen Thomas, a model and TV personality, being identified while the married Premier League player she’s been having an affair with remains anonymous – and by court order.

The distraught former Miss Wales said she phoned the player last week after learning details of their affair had leaked out. Tearful Imogen told how she begged him to use his influence to suppress the story – in the hope they could keep their relationship alive. He told her: “I’ll look after you.” But she says they were the last words the footballer said to her. Instead the player, a married father, took action to protect his wholesome image. Within hours Imogen was served a draconian High Court gagging order, which threatened her with jail. Then a judge ruled her name could be made public – while her mega-rich lover’s identity must remain protected.

As the Daily Mail explains,

The High Court order bans the media from identifying the multi-millionaire star, meaning he joins a rogue’s gallery of footballers who have exploited the might of the law to hide their alleged marital misdemeanours. Mr Justice Eady’s draconian ruling prevents the media from revealing any identifying features of the footballer. In effect, it means fans whose sporting idols are raking in millions of pounds in sponsorship deals can never know if the star in the adverts they watch might be concealing a sordid secret.

Boston Victory Means Bill Simmons Is Tweeting Again

The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 9-6 Friday afternoon for their first win of the season, which means Bill Simmons is back on Twitter.

Nice curveball by Simmons with an American Idol tweet instead of talking about the Red Sox.

Line of the Day: SI Swimsuit Edition

“A writing assignment for the swimsuit issue is a dream come true for the Sports Illustrated staffer. He grabs an exotic dateline and the guarantee that no one will read anything he comes up with.”

From Bryan Curtisexcellent history of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit edition.

For The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, Blizzards are his Super Bowl

Being that The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore is from White River Junction, Vermont, he’s seen some gnarly winters. But Cantore, whose spent more than 20 winters at The Weather Channel, thinks 2010-2011 will take the cake. Cantore, with his passionate outbursts at the site of the rare phenomenon of thunder snow, has been with the Channel since graduating from Lyndon State in 1986.

Based in Atlanta, Cantore hasn’t spent a week at home in three months. The payoff: The Weather Channel is hitting new ratings highs. The network had its best day ever Tuesday in households (705,000) and it was the No. 1 cable news network for the day in A25-54 viewers topping FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC. We talked with Cantore yesterday as he was en route from Chicago where he covered the blizzard.

TVNewser: How does winter 2010-11 compare to others you’ve covered?

Jim Cantore: It’s been a wild ride. You know what? I think that this is a winter that George Washington would be proud of. I want to be honest with you. It’s just one of those that just never ends. Even this morning, we had freezing rain in Mobile, Alabama and South Texas — where a lot of people go to escape the cold. So it’s — as they say — it’s a good one. And it’s not over yet. I don’t care what the groundhog says.

TVNewser: Would you rather be reporting from hurricane force winds or two feet of blinding snow?

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Lou Holtz Makes Cameo On Disney Animated Series

What’s better than an incoherent Lou Holtz?

An animated, incoherent Lou Holtz.

The ESPN college football analyst will guest star on Disney Channel’s Special Agent Oso on Jan. 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

The series stars Sean Astin as the voice of Oso. Astin is best known by sports fans for portraying inspirational real-life Notre Dame football player Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in the acclaimed feature film Rudy. Read more