THE 55TH SEASON PREMIERE OF "60 MINUTES" MAKES THE TOP FIVE, IS THE WEEK'S #4 TELEVISION PROGRAM
The CBS Newsmagazine Was Sunday's #1 Non-Sports Primetime Program
60 MINUTES finished the week as the #4 primetime broadcast in total viewers for its 55th season premiere, and was #3 in adults 18+ (tied) and #5 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Sept. 18. The CBS newsmagazine made the top five in all three demographics with 10.20 million viewers, up +115,000 from the season premiere a year ago, 9.81 million adults 18+ and 2.91 million adults 25-54 - up +4% in adults 18+ and +2% in adults 25-54 year to year. 60 MINUTES was additionally Sunday's #1 non-sports primetime program in viewers, adults 18+ and adults 25-54.
60 MINUTES' season premiere posted its largest live streaming audience ever and was up +87% from last year's debut on Sept. 12, 2021. The broadcast amassed 1.66 billion potential social impressions, up +515% from last year's season premiere.
Sunday's kickoff to 55 years of 60 MINUTES featured Scott Pelley's extensive interview with President Biden - his first 60 MINUTES interview since taking office as the 46th president of the United States; and Lesley Stahl's rare sit down with Iranian President Raisi from his presidential complex in Tehran. Click here to watch the broadcast.
Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America's most-watched news program.
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