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’60 Minutes’ Has Most-Watched Show in a Year

BezosRoseWas it the Amazon Octocopter or the down-to-the-wire Broncos-Chiefs lead-in?

Either way, “60 Minutes” is shaking off the bad publicity surrounding a discredited report earlier this fall by having its most-watched show since last December, when 19.6 million watched an abbreviated Dec. 16 episode.

Sunday’s show delivered 18.09m viewers, with a 5.2 rating / 12 share in the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same night last year, “60″ was up +8% in households, +13% in adults 25-54, +18% in adults 18-49 and +12% in viewers.

The show, which was the night’s #1 program and the week’s #2 program in viewers, featured Charlie Rose‘s interview with Jeff Bezos who unveiled the Amazon drone.

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This is How Your Cyber Monday Purchase Will Arrive at your Home… In a Few Years

On tonight’s “60 Minutes” Charlie Rose interviewed Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and got an update on the business as it prepares for its biggest day of the year: Cyber Monday. Rose got a tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters and even got a fist look at how Amazon plans to stay on the cutting edge. If all goes as planned, in 4 or 5 years drones called Octocopters will fly packages directly to your home within 30 minutes. Rose was as surprised as his viewers when Bezos showed him the drones. “I had no idea what his purpose was,” says Rose in a “60 MInutes” Overtime video WATCH:

Kurtz, Sesno Media Criticism at Dawn

Well, it’ll be dawn in Anchorage. When Howard Kurtz‘s “MediaBuzz” debuts on Fox News tomorrow at 11amET, he’ll be going up against his old show, “Reliable Sources” on CNN which this week will be hosted by Frank Sesno, a former CNN DC bureau chief, now director of of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.

Syria will be the hot topic on both shows. “Reliable Sources” will also discuss new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos dropping in on the newsroom this week. Sesno will also discuss political reporting with Peter Hamby, who this week was named national political reporter for CNN digital. His report on the use of Twitter during the 2012 campaign from his fellowship at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard was made public this week. CNN contributor Kevin Madden , who worked on the Romney campaign, and PBS NewsHour’s Christina Bellantoni will also guest.

As for what’s on tap for Kurtz’s first “MediaBuzz,” he talked about it Thursday on Fox News:

‘Cubes’ Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Audible

In this episode of “Cubes,” we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audible.com. The Amazon-owned audiobook company is headquartered in the heart of Newark, NJ and its office has played host to Jeff Bezos and George R.R. Martin, among other literary luminaries, as well as a ton of top-flight voice actors who narrate Audible’s books in state-of-the-art studios.

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