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Lara Logan Returns to ’60 Minutes’

CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan returned to “60 Minutes” tonight, if only in the show’s open. Logan was released from a Washington hospital last Wednesday after it was revealed a day earlier that she’d been beaten and sexually assaulted in Cairo on the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned.

It’s not uncommon for “60 Minutes” contributing correspondents to appear in the open, and not report for that night’s broadcast. Tonight Lesley Stahl profiled Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Scott Pelley reported on the real man behind “The King’s Speech” and Bob Simon reported the genesis of the current revolution spreading across the Muslim world.

’60 Minutes’ 6th for the Week

CBS’ “60 Minutes” was the sixth most-watched show on TV last week. Sunday’s program, with an assist from the Titans-Cowboys game, drew 15.02 million Total Viewers and had its best A25-54 (4.7/12) and A18-49 (3.7/10) delivery since January. The show featured Steve Kroft’s report on high frequency stock trading, a Bob Simon segment on Nelson Mandela and Anderson Cooper’s profile of rapper Eminem.

’60 Minutes’ Producer Heads to ‘Dateline NBC’

solly_8-17.jpg“60 Minutes” producer Solly Granatstein is departing the CBS News flagship program for “Dateline NBC” this fall, TVNewser has learned, where he will be an investigative producer.

Granatstein, who mostly works in investigative, international, and war reporting, has won three Emmys with “60,” one in 2008 for “The Wasteland” with Scott Pelley and two in 2005 for “Aftershock” and “The Sea Gypsies” both with Bob Simon.

He leaves CBS News after 12 years with the program.

’60 Minutes’ is the Week’s #7 Show

60M.jpgFor the third time in four weeks, 60 Minutes ranked in the top ten network prime time shows.

Sunday’s program drew a 9.7 rating and an 18 share. That makes it the seventh most popular show for the past week.

15.03 million viewers watched Steve Kroft‘s interview of John Gotti, Jr., the son of the late Mafia Boss John Gotti, along with a Bob Simon report on the finding of a new link in the human evolutionary chain.

60 Minutes‘ lead-in on Sunday was the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament broadcast.

Simons Help Keep ’60 Minutes’ in Top 10

simonsimon_2-2.jpgThere was no NFL lead-in this week, but CBS’ “60 Minutes” drew 12.33 million total viewers this Sunday and finished at #8 among television programs for the week.

Lara Logan reported on Green Berets in Afghanistan and Steve Kroft interviewed Beyonce ahead of the Grammy awards, which followed “60″ on CBS and was the number one program for the week drawing nearly 26 million viewers.

In another report, Bob Simon also profiled Olympic snowboarder Shaun White in a segment that was produced by his daughter Tanya Simon.

’60 Minutes’ in Top 10 Again

In a special Simon & Simon episode of “60 Minutes” — correspondent Bob Simon reported on ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy and Bob’s daughter Tanya, produced Anderson Cooper‘s story on the Harlem’s Children’s Zone — the show cracked the top 10 for the third straight week. And it came without an NFL lead-in.

The show drew 12.05 million Total Viewers, making it the tenth most popular show of the past week. The broadcast posted a 7.8/13 household rating to finish at #7 in that category for the week.

5th Most Watched Program Last Week: ’60 Minutes’

kroft60_11-24.jpgCBS’ “60 Minutes” was the fifth most watched television program last week, its highest in-season weekly rank since March 22nd.

The program drew 15.98 million Total Viewers and benefited from a Patriots vs. Jets lead-in, which averaged 20.61M viewers in the 7-7:30pmET hour, according to TVbytheNumbers.

Bob Simon interviewed the Newsweek reporter who was released from an Iranian jail, Steve Kroft delivered a report on the cost of dying in the US, and Morley Safer interviewed James Cameron ahead of the release of “Avatar.”

“60″ Finishes 7th For the Week

Birdman_10.13.bmpSunday’s “60 Minutes,” with an assist from the Patriots-Broncos overtime game, was the seventh most-watched show on TV last week. “60″ drew 14.54 million Total Viewers winning its timeslot in all key demos with a 4.4/11 in A25-54 and a 3.5/09 in A18-49.

Sunday’s broadcast featured Scott Pelley‘s story from Afghanistan; Bob Simon‘s report on the link between head trauma in sports and brain damage; and Steve Kroft‘s amazing feature on the “birdmen.” Seriously, if you haven’t seen it, click the birdman to watch.

Jobs, Peace, Wine Put “60″ In the Top 10

Without the benefit of an NFL lead-in, “60 Minutes” cracked the top 10 prime time shows for the week. Sunday’s broadcast drew 14.21M Total Viewers ranking eighth for the week.

Sunday’s show featured Scott Pelley‘s report from an Ohio town losing 9,000+ jobs due to the closure of DHL, Bob Simon‘s story about West Bank settlers getting in the way of a two-state solution in the Middle East and Morley Safer‘s report on Resveratrol.

This was the 13th time over 17 broadcasts that “60″ has finished in the top ten.

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