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CBS News Won’t Release Name of Navy SEAL, But CBSNews.com Apparently Will

When “60 Minutes” scored the exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who wrote the tell-all book about the Osama bin Laden raid, Scott Pelley promised that his anonymity would be safe:

“When word of the book came out last month, a cable news channel learned Mark Owen’s real name and reported it,” Pelley said. “Since then, others have reported his name. We will not.”

CBS News has so far stuck to that arrangement, though the AP (and subsequently CBSNews.com) has not:

In a separate account of the raid that was published last month, one member of the Navy team, Matt Bissonnette, wrote that the SEALS climbed a stairway inside the compound and opened fire when bin Laden poked his head around a doorway. Bissonnette wrote that bin Laden’s hands were concealed and the SEALS presumed he was armed so they shot him.

Update: TVNewser hears that the story will be coming down. It was an AP story that slipped through the cracks on a debate day.

Scott Pelley To Anchor CBS Debate Coverage

CBS News has slated its 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debate coverage plans. “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will be anchoring CBS’ coverage from the debate cities.

Bob Schieffer will be moderating the October 22 debate in Boca Raton, FL, so “Face the Nation” will originate from there the Sunday before the debate. “CBS This Morning” will also originate from Florida that week, with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell in Florida, and Gayle King in New York.

Contributors to CBS News coverage will include former Fox News correspondent an current National Journal writer Major Garrett, Bloomberg TV’s Julianna Goldman, Rana Foroohar of Time magazine, Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post, CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate, and Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal.

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Evening News Ratings: Week of September 24

Leading into a presidential election, one might think the tune-in to the evening news programs would increase. But one would be wrong. While the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” showed year over year growth in Total Viewers (+4%) “Nightly News with Brian Williams” and “World News with Diane Sawyer” are both down compared to the same week last year. All three shows are down in younger viewers year-over-year.

The three evening newscasts drew a combined 20.97 million viewers last week. At this same point in 2008, six weeks before the last presidential election, 22.04 million watched the three newscasts — down -5%. In the A25-54 demo the broadcasts are down -22%. The week of Sept. 22, 2008 included congressional action on the bailout and Katie Couric‘s (then with CBS News) interview with GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin.

That week in 2008, by the way, was won by “World News with Charles Gibson.” Four years later, Diane Sawyer’s “World News” came within 42,000 viewers of Williams’ “Nightly News” — the closest since the week of Sept. 7, 2009, when “World News” was also #1.

Numbers for the week of September 24:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,430,000 7,388,000 6,152,000
• A25-54: 2,002,000 1,802,000 1,648,000

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 17

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” wins the week of September 17 as well as the 2011-2012 season, which drew to a close last week.

Compared to the same week last year only the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” is up in both Total Viewers and younger viewers: +.3% / +3%.

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” was up in Total Viewers by down in younger viewers vs. last year, while “Nightly News” was down in both measurements, still leading #2 “World News” by half a million viewers.

Numbers for the week of September 17:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,825,000 7,317,000 5,840,000
• A25-54: 2,083,000 1,767,000 1,660,000

Despite NFL and Emmy Competition, ’60 Minutes’ Powers To Number Six For Week

Sunday could have been a tough night in the ratings for CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

Despite interviews with President Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as a huge NFL lead-in, the newsmagazine was up against a big NFL game on NBC, and the Emmys on ABC.

Despite the tough competition (and likely thanks to the NFL lead-in and the big interviews), “60 Minutes” did just fine, drawing 12.6 million total viewers, enough to make it the number six primetime program for the week. For comparison, the Emmys drew 13.3 million viewers, while “Sunday Night Football” drew 21.3 million.

Evening News Ratings: 2011-2012 Season

After seeing the biggest numbers in nearly a decade during the 2010-2011 season, overall the network evening newscasts shed viewers in the just completed 2011-2012 season. Only “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” grew viewership: +3%, though down slightly in A25-54 viewers: -.5%.

Compared to the 2010-2011 season, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” is down -3% in Total Viewers and down -9% in younger viewers. “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” is down -4% / -8%.

Still, with a loss of -420,000 total viewers, this year saw an overall increase of +220,000 viewers from 2009-2010.

Numbers for the 2011-2012 season:

Program Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
nightly9-22.jpg 8.53M 2.36M
WN_9.21.jpg 7.49M 1.97M
6.03M 1.76M

’60 Minutes’ Takes Heat For Standard Practice: Trimming An Interview For Time

Some blogs and news outlets are criticizing CBS News for cutting out of last night’s “60 Minutes” a statement by President Obama regarding some of his campaign ads. Obama said that some of the ads “go overboard,” and may contain statements that aren’t true.

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CBS, as it usually does with big newsmaker interviews, posted the clip on its site, 60MinutesOvertime.com. While the critics would have readers believe that CBS cut out the segment to try and carry water for the President, the truth, as usual, is much more boring. Both Obama and Mitt Romney had long interviews with CBS, and both had to be chopped extensively for time. Anything that didn’t make it into the broadcast was posted online.

Or as a spokesperson for ’60 Minutes’ explained to Politico:

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Mitt Romney, President Obama In Dueling Interviews on CBS ’60 Minutes’ Sunday

CBS newsmagzine “60 Minutes” has finally scheduled the interview it conducted with President Obama. As expected, it will be  paired with an interview with his competitor, GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama for “60 Minutes” last week, and Scott Pelley speaks to Romney this week.

The interviews will air on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, September 23. Topics of discussion with both men will include the economy  jobs and healthcare.

The interviews, combined with  a NFL lead-in, should lead the program to some very strong ratings. Particularly during the main TV season, “60 Minutes” is the number one TV news program in the country, making it a very popular stop for politicians.

’60 Minutes’ Rerun Tops New Fall Shows

A rerun of “60 Minutes,” with the benefit of an NFL lead-in, was the most-watched show last week — even ahead of 12 primetime season premieres on other networks. Sunday’s “60 Minutes” featured Scott Pelley‘s interview with NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus and Anderson Cooper‘s interview with singer Adele — both rebroadcasts from earlier this year.

60 Minutes (CBS) – 12.36m
Voice (Mon) (NBC) – 12.29m
Voice (Tues) (NBC) – 11.42m
Go On (NBC) – 9.73m
X-Factor (Wed) (FOX) – 8.73m
X-Factor (Thurs) (FOX) – 8.30m
Glee (FOX) – 7.41m
New Normal (NBC) – 6.96m
Shark Tank (ABC) – 6.40m
Guys With Kids (NBC) – 6.25m
20/20 (ABC) – 6.13m
Parenthood (NBC) – 5.48m
What Would You Do? (ABC) – 5.31m

These figures are in total viewers. In the ad-friendly A18-49 demo “60″ was 13th, but still ahead of NBC’s premieres of “Guys with Kids” and “Parenthood.” Last week’s #1 show overall was Sunday Night Football on NBC watched by 21.3 million.

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 10

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” wins the week, but only “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” added viewers compared to the same week last year.

“World News” was up +5% in Total Viewers while “NBC Nightly News” was down -1% and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was flat. The ABC show had its best week in 6 months — since the week of February 27. All three shows shed younger viewers compared to the year-ago week.

“Evening News” is based on four days due to the U.S. Open Final.

  • Numbers for the week of Sept. 10, 2012:
NBC ABC CBS
Total Viewers 8,150,000 7,595,000 5,735,000
A25-54 2,153,000 1,831,000 1,537,000

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