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Best Q1 Since 1994 For ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

OsgoodMore good news for “CBS Sunday Morning”: the Charles Osgood-hosted show posted its best Q1 delivery in total viewers since 1994 during the first quarter of 2014. It was the second best Q1 for “CBS Sunday Morning” since the advent of people meters in 1987.

The program was the top Sunday morning newscast for the quarter, averaging 6.14 million viewers and 1.6/08 in the A25-54 demographic. The show was up +5% in viewers compared to the year-ago quarter.

Last week, “CBS Sunday Morning” delivered more than six million viewers for the second consecutive week and for the 10th time this season.

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Happy Birthday ‘Sunday Morning’

Sunday MorningCBS News “Sunday Morning” turns 35 today.

The venerable CBS News program, which continues to see its best ratings in decades, went on the air on this day in 1979. Charles Kuralt hosted the show for its first 15 years and Charles Osgood has been at the helm for the last 20.

“Good morning. Here begins something new,” said Kuralt on that first Sunday morning.

“We dreamed up a program about music and art and nature,” said Kuralt. “Because of its necessary preoccupation with politics and wars and calamities, television journalism doesn’t get around to those gentler subjects very often.”

The AM Ticker: Osgood, Dispatches, Couric

  • “CBS Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood is launching a new publishing venture, Big Top Press. The first project, published in April, is a survival guide called “FOLLOW THAT CAR!: A Cabbie’s Guide to Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom,” by Jimmy Failla, a former NYC cab driver who is now a stand-up comedian.

  • FBN’s Liz Claman is writing a series of “Dispatches From Davos” for Town & Country this week. “This year’s 2800 [invites] include 200 CEOs, 40 heads of state, 70 billionaires (maybe more if the market is up today), nearly all of us in snow boots,” Claman writes in her first post.

  • Katie Couric produced and narrated a documentary on childhood obesity that is being shown at Sundance Film Festival. “I have covered this story for all my years in television news, and I thought: ‘Why am I still talking about this, 30 years later? The more we talk about it, the worse the problem seems to get,” she tells Politico Playbook.

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Posts Highest Ratings in 20 Years

Osgood“CBS Sunday Morning” kicked off 2014 with a bang: the Charles Osgood-hosted show delivered 6.53 million viewers on January 5, its largest audience in nearly 20 years (since 1/23/94) and its sixth-largest audience since the advent of people meters in 1987.

As usual, the show was the top-rated Sunday morning newscast among both total viewers and the demo. Compared to the same day last year, “Sunday Morning” was up +8% in total viewers and +7% in the A25-54 demographic.

Last week’s show featured Rita Braver‘s interviews on yoga with Hilaria and Alec Baldwin, Ben Tracey‘s profile of Sara Bareilles and Tracy Smith‘s interview with Mary Matalin and James Carville.

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Best Q4 Since 1987

OsgoodIt was another good quarter for ratings stalwart “CBS Sunday Morning,” which posted its best fourth-quarter total viewer delivery since the advent of people meters in 1987 and best Q4 household ratings since 1994.

As usual, the Charles Osgood-hosted program finished the quarter as the number one Sunday morning newscast in viewers, households and the A25-54 demographic. “CBS Sunday Morning” delivered a 4.0/11 with 5.83 million viewers and a 1.4/07 in the demo for Q4. The show was up +6% in viewers and +3% in households compared to Q4 2013.

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Best November Sweep Since 1987

Osgood“CBS Sunday Morning” delivered 6.01 million viewers for the month, its best November Sweep delivery since the advent of people meters in 1987.

The Charles Osgood-hosted program finishes the November Sweep as the top Sunday morning newscast. The show delivered its best November Sweeps audience since 1994 in households and since 2009 in the A25-54 demographic. Compared to last November, “Sunday Morning” is up +12% in total viewers, +8% in households and +7% in the demo.

The success of “Sunday Morning” gave a lead-out boost to “Face the Nation,” which had its best November Sweep delivery in more than 25 years.

JFK Specials a Draw for Networks; CBS Sees Biggest Numbers Since 1996

OsgoodKennedy50 years later, there’s still great interest in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy. The networks and news shows have been producing special reports all week. And viewers are tuning in in big numbers:

  • A special edition of “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood” generated the broadcast’s largest audience since February 4, 1996 drawing 6.23m viewers. As a comparison, that’s more than the weekday averages of the morning shows.
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer anchored “Face the Nation” from Dallas last Sunday. The show had its biggest viewership in 12 years — since Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001. 4.57m viewers watched the broadcast making it the No. 1 public affairs show last Sunday.
  • Saturday night, CBS News broadcast “As it Happened: John F. Kennedy: 50 Years,” also hosted by Schieffer. The show was first in viewers and households at 9pm drawing 4.56m viewers.
  • Sunday night CNN aired “The Assassination of President Kennedy.” Back-to-back airings at 9pmET and at 11pmET won the cable news ratings in both total viewers and the demo. The 9pm airing drew 720,000 viewers / 201,000 in the demo; and at 11pm, 648,000 viewers watched with 238,000 in the demo.

Coverage will culminate tomorrow, the actual anniversary. Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather will be live in studio on NBC’s “Today” while Brian Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” and Scott Pelley will anchor “CBS Evening News” from Dallas.

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Best Premiere Week in 20 Years

SundayMorning304After finishing the 2012-2013 season with its best performance in 25 years, “CBS Sunday Morning” begins the new season with its biggest viewership in 20 years. The Charles Osgood-hosted show drew 5.29m viewers and a 1.3 rating / 7 share in the A25-54 demo. That’s up +6% in viewers. It was the show’s largest premiere week audience since 1993.

‘Sunday Morning’ Has Best Season Since 1987

OsgoodStalwart CBS “Sunday Morning” just completed its most-watched season since the advent of people meters in 1987.

The Charles Osgood-hosted program finishes the 2012-2013 as the No. 1 Sunday morning news program, experiencing its best household delivery since 1993-1994 and its best A25-54 delivery since 2009-2010. “Sunday Morning,” which debuted on CBS in 1979, grew its audience +8% in both total viewers and A25-54 viewers vs. the year earlier period.

“Sunday Morning” also gave a boost to lead-out program CBS’s “Face the Nation” which came in first among the Sunday public affairs shows for the first time since 1987.

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Best Q2 Since 1987

“CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood” just had its most-watched second quarter since the advent of people meters, in Sept. 1987, when it was hosted by the late Charles Kuralt. The show had its best Q2 among A25-54 viewers since 2008. “Sunday Morning” which leads NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sundays, averaged 5.50M total viewers, up +11% vs. Q2 2012. The show was up +8% in the demo vs. Q2 2012.

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