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Ratings: Tom Selleck's Jesse Stone Ices the Competition

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

60 Minutes Scores Big With Barack Obama

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

The Oba-mania Continues: 60 Minutes and More

Barack Obama's 60 Minutes interview last evening scored the program its largest audience in 9 years - 24.5 million viewers. It was easily the most watched program of the evening. And...if you still haven't gotten enough of your Obama dose after last night's interview, check out the first of his YouTube chats. That's right - in an updated FDR-esque tradition, Obama will be delivering weekly YouTube chats . Watch the first one now , which premiered on Saturday. Source: EW

Alec Baldwin: 60 Minutes Correspondent?

Alec Baldwin may go from 30 Rock to 60 Minutes -- at least that's what he thinks will happen if his career collapses. Speaking at the National Business Travelers Association luncheon last week, the Emmy nominee gave the 6,000-plus attendees a peculiar peek into his job prospects that left everyone dazed and confused, according to Broadcasting & Cable. Following funnyman Craig Ferguson on stage, Baldwin, reading from piles of papers instead of the TelePrompTer, launched into a head-scratching speech about getting fat and getting old. He told the audience the best place for a fat, old actor might be the age-defying 60 Minutes. For more from the source, click here .