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’60 Minutes’ #3 Show for the Week

Thanks to a huge football lead-in — in fact the highest rated broadcast of the NFL season, CBS’ “60 Minutes” was the third most-watched primetime show on TV last week.

17.59 million viewers watched a weepy Rep. John Boehner interviewed by Lesley Stahl; Steve Kroft‘s report on emerging economic powerhouse Brazil and Scott Pelley‘s profile of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones which led nicely into NBC’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the Cowboys and Eagles — a ratings juggernaut in its own right.

Compared to the same night last year, “60″ was up +6% in households, +9% in A25-54 viewers and +8% in the A18-49 demo.

Les Moonves Holds Court at CBS Holiday Bash

CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves — sans wife Julie Chen who is fully ensconced in L.A. for her ensemble daytime show, “The Talk” — celebrated with his CBS minions, and the press who cover them, at CBS’ Black Rock headquarters last night.

CBS' annual airing of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" drew 12.2 million viewers Nov. 30.

Several stars of CBS primetime shows were there, including Tom Selleck who stars in “Blue Bloods,” and Christine Baranski and Matt Czuchry of “The Good Wife.” And while Moonves can tout having the most-watched TV network, the stars of his struggling news division also worked the room — including the new front four of “The Early Show:” Erica Hill, Chris WraggeJeff Glor and Marysol Castro. The team will be hitting the road next week, making stops at several CBS affiliates where the #3-in-the-ratings show performs relatively well. (Our sister blog TVSpy reports Wragge’s last day on WCBS is today.)

We talked with show EP David Friedman and CBS News & Sports President Sean McManus who both expressed their confidence in the team. “It’ll take some time,” said McManus, “but this is a good group. I’m excited.”

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Sunday Show Ratings: Jan. 31

sunday-shows4NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most-watched Sunday show this week, drawing the programs largest audience since last March (last May in the demo). David Axelrod and Rep. John Boehner were guests.

ABC’s “This Week,” which was anchored by Barbara Walters and featured an interview with Senator-elect Scott Brown and a roundtable with Roger Ailes, was up enough week-to-week to overtake CBS’ “Face the Nation” and finish second. It was ABC’s largest audience of the season.

“Fox News Sunday” drew an additional 2.50M total viewers (674,000 demo) via cable replays. Rebroadcasts of “MTP” drew an additional 1,014,000 total viewers.

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.89M 1.18M
ABC “This Week” 3.07M 930K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.89M 780K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.14M 440K

Split Decision for Sunday Morning Shows

This Week with George Stephanopoulos edged out NBC’s Meet the Press in the A25-54 demo last Sunday. MTP still beat all its public affairs competitors in Total Viewers. The economic crisis was the big topic on all the shows. ABC had Treasury Secy. Hank Paulson, Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. John Boehner as guests. As well as a roundtable that included Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.

MTP also had Paulson as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and a roundtable with CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Erin Burnett and the Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein.

The last time ABC beat NBC in the demo was January 27, 2008 when This Week had Sen. Barack Obama on the broadcast. Interestingly, as the primary battles were heating up, Sen. John McCain was a guest on Meet the Press that day.

Sept. 21, 2008 Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
Meet the Press 3,560,000 1,140,000
This Week 3,080,000 1,150,000
Face the Nation 2,710,000 1,080,000
FOX News Sunday 1,140,000 550,000

Also, for the 2007/2008 season, This Week placed second outperforming CBS’ Face the Nation among Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. This marks the program’s first second place finish since Stephanopoulos began as anchor in September 2002 and its first second place finish among both Total Viewers and the demo in seven years (since the 2000/2001 season).

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