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.
On '60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS), famously beautiful actress Penelope Cruz confessed to an all-too-common worry: she doesn't think that she's "sexy." Interviewer Charlie Rose told Cruz that her sensuality was an essential part of her appeal. He also compared her to legendary bombshell Sophia Loren. But Cruz denied the comparison. "I never felt, 'Oh, I think I look good,'" she said. "I always tend to be more in the insecure side." Rose pressed the issue, calling her "beautiful" and sexy." "You know it's there," he said, referring to the effect that she has on men. But Cruz said "No" three times in response to his accusations that she is -- in fact -- good-looking. Although she also admitted that she might never have allowed herself to enjoy her own appearance. Wow. If even Penelope Cruz isn't confident about her looks -- then what hope is there for us mere mortals? Source & Video
Fox (1.4/4, 3.078 million) played their typical Sunday dance, taking the night in the 18-49 demo while at the same time coming in dead last in total viewers. That "Animation Domination" lineup might not bring in the biggest audience, but it's the "right" kind of viewers, according to the advertisers. First in viewers, then, was CBS (1.3/4, 6.39 million), enjoying a successful summer launch for 'Big Brother,' as well as the transplanted power of Thursday night's 'The Mentalist.' NBC (1.2/4, 4.936 million) mixed up the night as well, shifting 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent to 8 PM ET to make room for a repeat of 'America's Got Talent.' ABC (1.1/3, 4.079 million) got mixed, but really bad news. While 'The Gates' seems to have finally steadied in the ratings, albeit at a pretty low number, 'Scoundrels' just keeps dropping and dropping. At least 'America's Funniest Home Videos' had its best outing in more than a month, so it wasn't a total loss. To Read More Click Here .
Another Sunday night, another Celtics defeat of the Lakers NBA finals, another win for ABC. Game 5 of the Lakers-Celtics NBC finals brought ABC an even bigger win than the previous Sunday night. It earned a 7.6 share/13 households and 12.8 million viewers average for the night. The 2010 Tony Awards on CBS garnered a second-place finish with 4.8/8 and 7.5 million viewers. NBC was in third with a 2.3/4 and 3.6 million viewers, with FOX right on its heels with a 2.0/3 and 3.4 million viewers. The 18-49 demo average was an even bigger win for ABC at 4.8 share. FOX's animated series earned it a second-place 1.5, CBS' Tonys a 1.2 and NBC's "Dateline" and reruns a 1.0. To Read More Click Here .
Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 16, 2010 The other networks didn't stand a chance against CBS' three-hour "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale and results show, and this time the Eye Network got both the household ratings and adult demo bragging rights for the night. NBC's airing of the "Miss USA" pageant didn't fare so well, not even coming in second for its various time periods, but ABC's season finales gave the network a boost. CBS averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/12 share for the night, followed by ABC with 9.9 million and a 6.2/11, NBC (5.7 million, 3.7/6) and FOX (5.2 million, 3.0/5). The coveted adult demo title went to CBS as a well with a 3.4 rating. ABC once again came in second with a 2.9, while FOX had a 2.4 and NBC, a 1.9. To Read More Click Here .
In his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien says he wouldn't have done what Jay Leno did. "He went and took that show back and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know - I know me, I wouldn't have done that," O'Brien says in a 60 Minutes interview airing Sunday at 7/6c on CBS. "If I had surrendered The Tonight Show and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well - and then ... six months later. But that's me, you know. Everyone's got their own, you know, way of doing things." O'Brien, 47, left NBC in late January as part of a $45 million deal that reinstated Leno as Tonight host in March, following the failure of The Jay Leno Show in prime time. O'Brien says if he had been in Leno's shoes, he would have left the network. "Done something else, go someplace else," O'Brien tells 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft. "I mean, that's just me." To Read More Click Here .
Conan O'Brien will give his first post-Tonight Show interview on Sunday to 60 Minutes, TVGuide.com has confirmed. As part of his $45 million exit deal with NBC, O'Brien was banned from giving any broadcast or print interviews until May 1. O'Brien's interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft will include highlights from his 30-city comedy tour and will focus on the events in January that pushed him to leave his Tonight Show post after just seven months, according to The New York Times, who first reported the news. O'Brien, 47, exited after refusing to move his show back 30 minutes to accommodate Jay Leno's return to late-night TV. Per his agreement with NBC, the former Late Night host is still not allowed to criticize NBC or newly reinstated Tonight Show host Leno, but Kroft told the Times that O'Brien "flirts with the restrictions" during the interview. O'Brien recently signed with TBS to launch a new late-night show as early as November. Calls and e-mails to O'Brien's reps were not immediately returned. 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7/6c on CBS. Will you tune into see O'Brien's interview? Source Here
Sunday's ratings summary: * 7 pm/ET 60 Minutes topped the hour with 14.12 million total viewers, besting the conclusion of Fox's NASCAR coverage (10.52 mil, No. 1 in demos). SNL: The Best of Tracy Morgan placed fourth (behind ABC's videos show), with three mil. * 8 pm Extreme Makeover (10.96 million viewers) just barely edged out The Amazing Race (10.75 mil). SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell improved on Tracy's highlights reel, delivering 5.63 mil. * 9 pm In the three-way competition between two-hour "events," CBS' Jesse Stone: Thin Ice placed first - and was the night's most watched program - with 15.13 million viewers. That marks a 16 percent increase over the mystery series' previous installment. Brothers & Sisters (ahem) "came to life" with nearly 12 million viewers, a 27 percent surge over its last outing. The second cycle of The Celebrity Apprentice premiered to 8.8 mil, an 18 percent plunge from the first season's opener. Maybe next time, the Donald should promise a "shocking death"? Source here
Long-running and respected CBS news magazine show "60 Minutes" recently hit it big last week with their sit-down with the president elect Barack Obama and his wife, the future First Lady Michelle Obama. The interview garnered 24.5 million viewers that Sunday night according to Nielson estimates. That gave "60 Minutes", which as been running 1968, its biggest audience since its 1999 season. Read More