After running an expose on the famous athlete , Armstrong's lawyers demanded an apology, but the news magazine is standing by its story. "'60 Minutes' stands by its story as truthful, accurate and fair," Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer on '60 Minutes' said in a statement. "Lance Armstrong and his lawyers were given numerous opportunities to respond to every detail of our reporting for weeks prior to the broadcast and their written responses were fairly and accurately included in the story. Mr. Armstrong still has not addressed charges by teammates Tyler Hamilton and George Hincapie that he used performance enhancing drugs with them."
Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2011.ABC won the target demo last night, on the final Sunday of the season, with the 2011 Billboard Music Awards featuring a show-stopping performance from Beyonce and, of course, that Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez kiss that has teenyboppers rending their garments across the nation. The show's ratings were up 7% from last year's.On NBC, the "Celebrity Apprentice" finale had a significant boost from last week's episode, rising over 15% in total viewers, while FOX's Animation Domination finales were lower than the last original episodes of their respective series. CBS broadcast "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost," and though it helped to win the night for CBS in total viewership, it didn't win in the target demo.Overall, CBS averaged 12.1 million viewers and scored a 7.8 rating/13 share in households. ABC followed with 7.4 million and a 4.3/7 share, with NBC in third (6.4 million, 4.0/6) and FOX (4.5, 2.6/4) in fourth.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-billboard-music-awards-up-from-2010-cbs-wins-in-total-viewers.html
Tyler Hamilton is a key witness in the case accusing Lance Armstrong and others on his team of using performance-enhancing drugs. He went on '60 Minutes' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) and repeated some of the same statements he made in front of the federal grand jury. "There was EPO. There was testosterone. And I did see a transfusion," Hamilton said, clarifying, "A blood transfusion." This was more commonly known as blood doping and was used more before EPO came into vogue. When asked how Armstrong could get away with being "a cheat and a liar," Hamilton replied simply, "There's a lot of other cheats and liars out there, too, who've gotten away with it. It's not just Lance." http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/23/tyler-hamilton-accuses-lance-armstrong-of-doping-video/
Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 8, 2011."60 Minutes" was the big winner for Sunday night with 13.8 million viewers, followed by "CSI: Miami" and "Desperate Housewives," both at roughly 9.7 million viewers. CBS won the night with an average of 10.3 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/8 share in households. ABC was second (7.8 million, 4.8/8), NBC was third at 6.2 million, 3.9/7 and FOX was fourth at 4.4 million and a 2.5/4.CBS also took the 18-49 demo, with a 2.3, followed by ABC and FOX (tie, 2.1) and NBC at a 2.0. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (13.8 million, 8.4/17) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.4 million, 3.5/7) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (3.9 million, 2.6/5) FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/3) /"American Dad" (3.3 million, 1.9/4) 18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (2.3) 8 p.m. CBS: "Amazing Race" (9.0 million, 5.1/9) ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.99 million, 4.6/8) NBC: "America's... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-60-minutes-with-president-obama-propels-cbs-to-win-sunday.html
"60 Minutes" scores the first interview with Barack Obama since he announced the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden. The U.S. President has agreed to sit down with the CBS show's correspondent Steve Kroft for a chat to be conducted at the White House on Wednesday, May 4. The interview will be broadcast on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, May 8 at 7 P.M. ET/PT. Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00040238.html
Fast National ratings for Sunday, January 30, 2011.Football fever continues, as the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl lifted FOX to a win on a night usually dominated by CBS. The NFC defeated the AFC in Honolulu, Hawaii, while an average of over 12 million people watched at home.Meanwhile, CBS ran "The Lost Valentine," a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, which built its audience throughout the night. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" hit a season high.The Pro Bowl helped FOX win the night with 12.3 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. CBS followed with 11.8 million (7.5/12). In third was ABC (7.5 million, 4.2/7), followed finally by NBC (4.6 million, 2.8/4).In the key 18-49 demo, FOX led with 4.4, followed by ABC (2.1), CBS (1.9), and NBC (1.3).Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: 2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (13.1 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million, 6.5/11)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/01/tv-ratings-pro-bowl-wins-sunday-for-fox.html
The season finale of Survivor: Nicaragua skidded to a series low in the 18-to-49 demographic, posting a 4.1 preliminary rating — 7 percent below last fall's finale. The audience for the two-hour closer dwindled throughout the broadcast, falling from 17.2 million viewers to 13.3 million. The 10:30 reunion special drew 11.2 million (3.5 18-49 rating). Elsewhere on CBS, 60 Minutes — boosted by an 18-minute overrun of the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers football game — delivered a big 20 million viewers (4.5). To Read More Click Here.
Marilu Henner was featured on 60 Minutes because it's a day she'll never forget — just like every other day. The Taxi actress, 58, appeared on Sunday's program since she's one of the handful of people discovered to have "superior autobiographical memory" after rigorous testing. She can remember almost every day of her life as vividly and accurately as if it was yesterday. To Read More Click Here.
How old is former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired in June after almost thirty-five years on the nation's highest court? Old enough that he can confirm Babe Ruth's famous called shot. Stevens was twelve years old when he attended Game Three of the 1932 World Series, in which Ruth reportedly pointed to center field with his bat right before blasting a 450-foot home run in that direction. Stevens recounted what he saw on '60 Minutes' (Sunday, 7 PM ET on CBS.) To Read More Click Here.
It hasn't been the greatest week for President Obama. His party suffered a historic reversal in the midterm elections, and the sitting president has faced criticism from all sides. And so, at the end of a very long week, he got to appear on '60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS) and defend his record one more time. At times, it seemed like all the criticism was getting to Obama. He said this: "I do get discouraged." Correspondent Steve Kroft used the interview to grill Obama on the economy. The president said he was pleased with his record, but added that there were elements that were beyond his control. "As president ... you're held responsible for everything, but you don't always have control of everything." To Read More Click Here.