Based on the Live+Same Day data from Nielsen for the week of February 8, veteran CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” ranked as the No. 2 primetime program for the second time in a row, drawing 9.44 million viewers to land in the top 10 for the 18th straight time.
The scoop from CBS:
-This was the 13th time this season “60 Minutes” ranked at #5 or higher in total viewers.
-“60 Minutes” was Sunday’s #1 program in viewers. Compared to the same night last year, the newsmagazine was up +20 percent in adults 25-54, 33 percent in adults 18-49, and +17 percent in total viewers.
This episode of “60 Minutes” featured Bill Whitaker’s investigation into the unprecedented Russian hack of U.S. private and government computer networks, Anderson Cooper’s interview with Bill Gates, and Sharyn Alfonsi’s profile of Olympic superstar gymnast Simone Biles.